Hope. There seems to be so little of it in these crazy times that are 2020, especially if you listen to the journalists or social media. But I disagree, because I believe that hope is a choice. The little guy in the photo above is proof of that. Meet G Atrevido. Born in a textbook … Continue reading Hope
Yes, I'm still here. Yes, I've been slack about posting. Sorry. But never fear, I have a plan to help me be on here more often and also to finish my half-written book at the same time. But first, an update. Last time I wrote, things weren't looking too great, but the doc is a … Continue reading The Book
Moments make life! (Photo courtesy of Rita Gallaway) I've been a bit absent for a while and I tossed back and forth whether to write this post but decided to go with Brené Brown and her power of vulnerability. It's a bit heavy, though, so if you're not in the right place for that, feel … Continue reading Betwixt and Between
Hoof Trimming Yesterday was chemo day number one. I had such peace going into it, even hope and joy. I had expected to feel dread, fear, even terror. Guess that could be counted as a miracle, eh? It went so incredibly well. The cancer centre is beautiful, the nurses amazing, and the doctors so caring. … Continue reading Grattitude
Back in my favourite place Yesterday was Meet Dr Chernobyl Day. He was actually lovely but I think the name has stuck for me. Anyway, we discussed scans and options and treatments and prognoses and all of the stuff you never want to have to talk about. Stage 3C. Chemo is only moderately effective for … Continue reading Wine (or Whine)
Mireya - her name means Miracle Last Saturday we went to a Gyne Cancer Survivorship Symposium. It was held in a magnificent historic sandstone building that had been immaculately restored and it overlooked the beautiful river that flows through Brisbane. A lovely setting where I met some truly amazing people. There were numerous presentations, all … Continue reading Survivorship
Having some fun with my lovely hairdresser pre chemo-cut. I think I rock it! The tag line on my web page says, 'Writer, horseman, believer in miracles.' I guess I'd like a really big miracle in this next season of my life. I have been (finally) diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Found out on Daffodil Day. … Continue reading Miracles
My beautiful Amara is a master at living in the waiting, in the now. Lately I seem to be doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for the next medical test, waiting for those results, waiting for the next test/specialist/diagnosis or, in my case, lack of diagnosis so far. Don't worry, I've had lots of practice; … Continue reading It’s in the Waiting.