Tag Archives: cancerrecovery

Killing Fear In Survivorship–Like Riding A Bike

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It’s been ages since I’ve biked to shrink my carbon footprint. But in my pre-cancerous life, I used to cover great distances on my road bike. Bleh! I hate how that sounds. It’s what people depressingly say when they think their life has already peaked … “I used to (fill in any challenging feat here).” […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Have No Words

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Two weeks ago, Bob Houser celebrated his Facing Chemo Project by inviting his photographic subjects and their loved ones to his family farm in Oakland. (That’s real—a farm in Oakland.) Of course, I made my do-everything-cancerous-with-me friend Jo Ann and her husband David go with me for the cancer induced fun! As part of the […]

Fast and Furry-Us Friends

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When Mark Nepo asked us to pair up for an exercise at his writing/spiritual retreat in Santa Barbara, I turned to my new friend, Bill. At the start of the retreat, we corralled ourselves together in the same row of seats with his service dog, Forest, and my service dog, Malcolm. Mark asked us to […]