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Smiling Through Pain

Let’s start with the biggest news of all from my most recent Stanford appointment. This is, well… basically… HUGE! Are you sitting down? Ready?? I WAS ABLE TO SLIDE MY WEDDING RING OFF BEFORE THE PROCEDURE!!  Hah! Forgive me for all the build-up, but this is a really big deal. If you’ve followed my blogContinue Reading “Smiling Through Pain”

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The (Not-So) Glory Days of High School

Last weekend, for me, was JAM-PACKED. I have to insert “for me” because I have become such a wimp with how much I can handle these days. I am battling a constant feeling of being overwhelmed and having NO energy.  There are reasons for this — many of which are out of my control —Continue Reading “The (Not-So) Glory Days of High School”

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Walking with Friends Through Cancer

It’s my friend’s birthday today and I just keep thinking about her and all she did for me 8 years ago as I walked through scary times with a cancer diagnosis. This is one story that made me smile in the middle of facing my biggest fear. (summer 2009) My friend had her blinker on,Continue Reading “Walking with Friends Through Cancer”

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Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer

I KNOW you’re on the edge of your seats, waiting for updates about my life… or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Well, I’ve got some! Let’s start with the basics and see how this unfolds. Volleyball. What can I say? Apparently, I am a HUGE fan. I had no idea IContinue Reading “Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer”

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Life Updates and Other News

“Okay kids. Don’t buckle up. If the road drops out from under us we want to be able to get out of the car as quickly as possible.” Yes. I actually said that— many times this past week. Ed has repositioned the orange cones and I’m again coming over the knoll looking for them inContinue Reading “Life Updates and Other News”