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I Should Be Happy, Right?

Hi Everyone, Sometimes during the cancer experience things come up that throw you a curve ball. One such thing is being told you are going to go on a chemo break. Sounds like it should be cause for celebration, right? I was just given a “chemo vacation” and was immediately thrown into a panic. Yes,…

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Reflections

Hi Everyone, It’s that time when we take a moment to reflect on the past year, thinking about the events, connections, and emotions that 2014 held for each of us. I have so many treasured recollections of special times with my family and friends, and feel so lucky to have those memories to keep close…

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Let's Pretend

Hi Everyone,       I was recently reading an article about a strategy to foster wellness and healing in your mind and body. Basically the article promotes that you pretend you are healthy and strong, with wellness coursing through you. At first I thought it would not work, because you would know you were pretending.…

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Happy Birthday to us

Hi Everyone,       I recently had my 61st birthday. It was a fun day with lots of surprises from my husband Ken. We had a great time.      While celebrating, the importance of my birthday struck me. I was here for another birthday. I was feeling good. My cancer was under control. I was…

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Live Like Renee

Hi Everyone,        It is not often that an experience comes along that is so powerful, so moving, and so hope-filled, you feel transformed by it. The Live Like Renee 5K sponsored by Ovarian Cancer 101 is just such an event. The walk/run was held today, starting and ending at Dowses Beach in…

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Grilled Cheese

Hi Everyone,   Here we are in September, recognizing and participating in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Though every month should be a month of awareness, it is important that we have a month designated to educate, bring awareness, and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer prevention and a cure.        I was lying in bed, dealing with…

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For the Birds

Hi Everyone,      As I sit here writing, I am distracted by the birds enjoying their breakfast at our feeders. Watching them, makes me realize how important interacting with nature has become for me. When I think about the different strategies I use to cope with my cancer, I keep coming back to my relationship…

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The Joy Jar

Hi Everyone, During my experience with  cancer, there have been many times when I have had trouble digging out from underneath my own thoughts and feelings.  Those days where I might be relegated to my bed to weather a side effect are particularly difficult. Let’s just put it this way – I am dangerous when…

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Greetings

Hi Everyone, If you had told me nine years ago that I would have Ovarian Cancer, and be writing a blog to share my thoughts about it, I would have thought you were crazy!  Yet here I am, hoping to connect with others whose lives have been touched by Ovarian Cancer, and share my own…

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