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both sides
Nov
08

Get Busy Living…...

Get Busy Living. After the diagnosis of my father’s lung cancer and soon aware of it’s metastatic nature, the Oncology Team put him on a targeted miracle drug. In those 5 years, he beat the odds, busy living and showing everyone the power of attitude that eludes explanation. Read More

jc.chessell
May
14

Futility or Fertility?

Futility or Fertility? Getting back to the story. My oncologist has taken me off my birth control pills and referred me to a fertility specialist. Apparently many chemotherapy patients lose their period -- my dad has tuned out now, and it’s probably for the best -- sometimes it comes back afterward and you… Read More

both sides
Apr
04

A Milestone not a Finish Line

Almost 5 years to diagnosis. Survivorship is something we approach every day as a moving entity. The odds improve as I continue to do well and time heals my emotional wounds - I can sign a lease more comfortably and commit to the next opportunity without a feeling of doubt or backup plan. But the shadow is there and this is not the finish line. So it is time to celebrate as we do with milestones. Happy 5 year anniversary and many more..... Read More

jc.chessell
Jan
05

The Roles We Play

My mother’s sister Linda has arrived from Australia for her annual visit. We’ve got a trip to Roatan booked in a few weeks, but no one believes we’ll actually be going. Sad, because if ever I needed a vacation, now was the time. Linda is great to have around. She worked in the social work/medical field for 30… Read More

CharChar08
Dec
30

#IWearBlueForMe

About meeting physical/mental limitations after surgery and the dealing process... Read More

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