You’re Making Me Crazy

Shadows and fog The story I am going to tell in this post is true. It’s a story that has been told to me over the past several months. Certain details have been omitted, but I asked for and got permission to relate the essentials here. The essentials are accurate. The image of the straitjacket […]

Posted in: Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Pain & Neuropathy, Surgery & Reconstruction, Survivorship by Kathi 13 Comments depression, mental health, mental illness, patient advocacy

Things Fall Apart: Musings from Limbo

Lost in place. …Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand… From The Second Coming by William […]

Posted in: Art & Music, Attitude, Life & Mortality, Survivorship by Kathi 16 Comments limbo

Dodging Those Cancer Bullets

Gimme Some Indestructible Gauntlets. First of all, a word of profound thanks to all my cyber-peeps on Facebook and elsewhere for your understanding and concern yesterday. If love and good will can prevent cancer, then after yesterday, I’m set for life. As I sniffled my way through a few meltdowns, all your comments, messages and […]

Posted in: Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening by Kathi 32 Comments BRCA, colon cancer, colonoscopy

Resolve: Words Optional

Just when I was beginning to wonder if I was perhaps not a very nice person after all, that I was maybe the only blogger out there who was not feeling particularly sanguine, philosophical, grateful, brave, accepting, noble, etcetera and so forth, about facing 2012 with some sort of valiant resolve to be a better […]

Posted in: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Metastastatic Breast Cancer by Kathi 14 Comments blog, blogging, friends, fundraising, language, metastatic breast cancer, mortality, websites