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Lessons from the Stand: Turning an Overwhelming Situation into a Fun Adventure

So it’s been a while since I’ve written because I basically fell into a post football season stupor and am just now beginning to emerge and function in the world like a real person. …I totally borrowed that opening line from one of my favorite bloggers — only she had “book launch” where I insertedContinue Reading “Lessons from the Stand: Turning an Overwhelming Situation into a Fun Adventure”

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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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Mexican Food

My doctor had ordered an ultrasound as the next test following the CT scan, to collect more information. In medical terms, it is a sigmoidoscopy, which is a fancy way of saying rectal ultrasound. Now you understand why I am choosing to simply say… ultrasound. This particular test had to be done at Stanford andContinue Reading “Mexican Food”

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My Disneyland Trip (Part 2)

Cradling my injured arm, we slowly made our way through the castle into Fantasyland.  Eddie gingerly led me to a brick wall where I could sit and evaluate the damage.  Meanwhile, he placed the three kids in line for Peter Pan, leaving Jess in charge. I could not stop crying from the pain and theContinue Reading “My Disneyland Trip (Part 2)”