Holidays with COVID 19 separation are difficult, but we can still blossom through it all.
I’ve hated the changes that have come with a tumor, surgery, and chemotherapy. My memory, wait- what was I talking about? As you can see, my memory is gone. My patience has diminished, my reactions have increased, my stress in exponential, my “tasking” has gone solo, and my self esteem has plummeted. I’m telling you … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Tell Everyone…Or Do You?
As a brain tumor patient my mind often races, thoughts get jumbled, and actions can’t exist because decisions become impossible. My best remedy is going to a quiet place and playing a computer game- no I’m not kidding. It allows one area to take charge and the others to settle.
Sometimes I wonder if God kept me alive through brain cancer because I'm the only human being in my household who knows how to change a toilet paper roll...
After emergency mode it can be hard to pick up the pieces and get back to normal. Actually, in my experience you don't really "get back," rather, you create new. However, I'm not sure whether that's true for everyone. Anyway, approaching your own normal concept is challenging too. One thing I've found especially helpful is … Continue reading Doing Something Outside Myself
It's finally dawned on me what's going on. Maybe cancer can't be created or destroyed but can convert from one form to another? For the last four years, my "cancer" has been dormant because my MRIs and bloodwork show that, but something has been creeping around. Something has been living on my body, mind, and … Continue reading Cancer’s State of Matter
This pictures best reflects what it feels like to have a normal life with brain cancer without being defined by cancer. The following one represents what most days are like: Thanks Free Photo Library for saying it best! Sometimes words aren’t enough!
My brain is like a sunset Going down and going out She was so strong and beautiful Is that why I’m still around? The glow is warmer as the sky darkens Good memories are sealed A toast, good cheer, and the night goes on For those enjoying the sunset *Photo and poem both by LahLa
Whether you are a patient, loved one, medical professional, or simply an inquisitive person, I hope my experience helps you.