Goals of Grace

I’ve always been a goal setter.  I can’t remember a time I haven’t made a list for helping me follow through on anything I set my mind to accomplish.  I usually break it up into small, but achievable chunks.  I don’t even know who taught me to do this; I’ve …

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Armageddon in My Soul

I met with my  surgical oncologist for the first time today since finishing all of the imaging tests.  She’s absolutely wonderful.  I’ve never met a doctor with a warmer more genuine bedside manner. She walked in, introduced herself and hugged me.  Not just a one arm buddy hug, I’m talking …

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CT, Coffee and a Mummy Scan

A CT scan and a NucMed bone scan are on tap this time.  Two more tests they want before I meet with the surgeon to see if the cancer has metastasized anywhere else in my body.  My nerves are shot.  It’s a ridiculously scary place when you are diagnosed with …

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The Dreaded MRI

I’m scheduled for a breast MRI to see exactly where the cancer is and if it’s in just one breast or both.  The biopsy of the left side has confirmed it but now they want a clear picture of both. An MRI gives a much more detailed internal view than …

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A Setback: A Battle to Fight

The saying goes, “We all have a battle to fight.”  For some of us, it’s more real than just words on a page.  It’s more than mere thoughts of the day about dragons to slay, bones to pick, or ladders to climb.  It’s that moment when real life reaches up, …

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The State of My Heart: A Grounded Pilot

It seems like a good day for reflection, a time to ponder the state of my heart since it’s Valentine’s weekend.  Much has happened since my cross country flight back in January.  In many ways, I’m no longer the same as I was, but in other ways, maybe I’m more.

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