Category Archives: Recovery

Radiation Fallout – 0 to 100 Real Quick

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You’re looking at the last of the brown rice crispies and bananas with almond milk – my dinner dumped out all over the living room rug. But pretty cool that I hung onto most of my scalding hot cup of tea. I’m here to tell you that if a grown-ass woman face plants, but there’s […]

My Oncologist – Longest Relationship I’ve Had with a Man

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When I first found Dr. Lawry Kaplan on the UCSF website, I thought he was way out of my league – internationally recognized leader for developing new lymphoma treatments and the director of the lymphoma program at UCSF were among his cancerlebrity statuses. At the time, I was about to start first-line treatment at a […]

3 Tips for When Christmas Sucks 

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It’s not lost on most people that the holiday season and all its purported merry-ness actually makes many of us feel some other type of way. So, I’m here to admit that despite my own contribution to Instagram glitter from Christmas happyland, this Christmas actually kinda sucked for me. Sorry, Instagram isn’t real. They lying […]

Fill Up My Solo Cup

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This weekend, I had my first alcoholic bevie in five years–ending an initially necessary, but subsequently unnecessary, self-imposed, nonsectarian period of abstinence. Here’s why … Five years ago, after getting news that I was in remission, I toasted my victory with a celebratory glass of Cabernet raised high. But shortly after I tossed back that […]

Kind Of A Big Deal–Houseplants

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Guest Blogger: @TheMalcolmDog on Instagram This orchid is kind of a big deal … and not just cause it cost us only $9.99 today, although that’s blog-worthy too. It’s the first houseplant that my human has gotten for herself ever since she got cancer–almost before I was born! Before my human got super sick, we used […]