Survivors Guilt

One more lost........one more young, vibrant, involved, lovely girl, lost to Ovarian Cancer. She is one of - I've lost count of the number we've lost this year.  Women who have worked so hard to fight not just for themselves but for all of us.  For all Women. These are girls who have started major … Continue reading Survivors Guilt

The Weight Of Cancer

As a 5 year survivor of late stage Ovarian Cancer I am often approached by family members of people recently diagnosed with a deadly cancer.  I've been searching for an image of how it feels to be diagnosed with a deadly disease, and the best  I can come up with is a barbell. I was … Continue reading The Weight Of Cancer

Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

This morning my FaceBook feed alerted me to Sephora's new program, designed to benefit cancer patients.  During a 6 minute video they show bald, scared, suffering women, getting makeup and skin care tips, then walking through the store being shown products by a Sephora employee.  Credits roll.   Women rejoice. Wait....... Right after my 1st round … Continue reading Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

De Dia De Los Muertos

While in Mexico I fell in love with the statues and mannequins that represent  Dia De Los Muertos.  My children were aghast when I said I wanted a full size mannequin for my dining room.  "Mom, that's morbid" they exclaimed.  When I looked at these mannequins though, I saw nothing morbid about them.  In fact, … Continue reading De Dia De Los Muertos

Parents Say the Darnedest Things

Parenthood brings many surprises.  In addition to the fact that you can go days at a time without sleep and those D cup boobs aren't as fun as you thought they'd be, you find yourself engaged in activities you never knew existed.  Between my 3 biological sons and 1 stepson, I've spent time marveling (& … Continue reading Parents Say the Darnedest Things

Turn Your Town Teal

#teamtealsix #cancersucks #ovariancancer #sandyrollman #randomactsofteal #tealisthenewpink Purpose What do you do when the shit is all cleaned up?  The divorce is final, your body and soul have healed, you're settled into your new home, your new tribe is established?  When it's all over, something new sets in.  I would describe it as boredom, but it … Continue reading Turn Your Town Teal

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

This phrase describes my life more frequently as I age.  The most recent example happened this morning on FB. I've been trying to raise awareness about ovarian cancer (ovca).  Last night I wrote a post about the CA125 blood test and pelvic ultrasound.  These are usually the 1st 2 tests done to diagnose ovca.  In … Continue reading No Good Deed Goes Unpunished