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The Bobobel Story – Love After Cancer

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As a V-Day nod to Bobo, I’m sharing a peek into our story of finding love after living through adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer three times between us. When I got to Espresso Profeta, he was at the door pulling out his phone. “Hi!” I said, stepping up kind of awkwardly close. I didn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Invisible Disability

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All things considered, passing for healthy is a pretty awesome thing, but that means I now have an invisible disability – a not so super power. The other day, I went to the bank and parked at a regular metered spot, hanging up my disabled parking placard on my rear view mirror, so I don’t […]