Category Archives: Cancer

“You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.” — Unknown

My grandma is still with us, but she doesn’t have much time.  I find the strength and compassion of the nurses in this hospice inspiring. They have taken amazing care of my grandma. It takes a special person to do … Continue reading

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“I Love You Little Girl”

“I love you little girl” may be the last words I’ve heard my grandma say.  I knew this time was coming but it doesn’t make it easier.  She was talking a little yesterday but my mom called me this morning … Continue reading

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Is this thing on?

Why do I write this blog?  Just like running, writing can be like therapy or a way of releasing tension or stress.  Sometimes that means my blog posts are of a sad nature, but that’s because life is hard at … Continue reading

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It’s Official – and Cancer is Still a Bitch!

I am officially registered for the 2012 Columbus marathon.  Yeah and yikes! I started typing this post last night when I got a call from my mom.  I won’t post all of the details because I have written a handful … Continue reading

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Runner Comaraderie

Marley and I enjoyed a cold jog in the snow yesterday, but we were not alone on the trail. I love that runners always smile or say hello as they pass by.  We say hi even if we pass each other twice … Continue reading

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Whoa Baby and Cancer is a Bitch…and stuff!

I wasn’t sure if I could write a blog post today.  Through tears I write because it’s cathartic for me. Today was difficult for two reasons, the first of which isn’t what’s making me sad, but it causes me to … Continue reading

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Kicking Cancer in the Balls

Cancer is cruel and unfair and I would really like to kick cancer in the balls! Where to begin?  Yesterday was a tough day, a scary day.  I have written about my beautiful grandma’s battle with brain cancer before, HERE.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

Yesterday my beautiful grandma turned 75.  We’re very close.  So close, we can hardly agree on anything, but we love each other.  She’s stubborn (so am I), she’s funny (I think I’m funny), and she has a huge heart (as … Continue reading

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