Everything is Ok
When I was going through cancer treatment I practiced a daily ritual of resting my weary head in my then husband’s lap and asking him, “Is everything going to be okay?” He would rub my bald head and reassure me. The words he spoke were hollow in that he had
The jagged edges capable of inflicting pain, and the intricate cracks forming a unique pattern in the glass, immediately caught my attention. Unable to move a muscle, I was inexplicably captivated by the damage. The heap of junk that should have been hauled away, seemed to symbolize my own scars.
The Power of Survival
· Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the right breast · Carrier of a BRAC2 mutation, designated XG1377ins · 85% change of getting breast cancer in your lifetime · 50% chance of diagnosis of secondary primary breast cancer · 27% of developing ovarian cancer in your lifetime · Increased chance of developing melanoma, colon, throat, and pancreatic
Conquering the Beast
I had hardly settled into my recliner when Leonardo Dicaprio was mauled by a grizzly bear in the cinematic experience known as The Revenant. The images on the screen were so visceral, that I fought the urge to flee from the theater. I don’t camp, hike, fish or hunt, and