Pain

Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is Hamilton. It’s only been about a week since I starting […]

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All Clear

by Kathy on March 26, 2016 · 4 comments

in Cancer, Coping, Exercise, Expectations, Optimism, Pain, Time

My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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Our appointment today, with Dr. K, the specialized breast surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center, went really well. I was more impressed than I expected to be, after being wowed by Dr. J at the University of Chicago Medical Center yesterday. Dr. K assured us that it is really, really, really unlikely that once removed […]

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Yesterday was Biopsy Day. A week ago, when I went for my first baseline mammogram, I never imagined that I would spend yesterday the way I did. My mother-in-law graciously picked me up and drove me to the Advocate Christ Breast Care Center at 8:30 a.m. I am grateful that she was available and willing […]

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The older I get, the more people I care about who die, the more the balance seems to be shifting from most of my heart and mind being in this world to more of it being in the afterlife. My loved ones and I have experienced a lot of loss this summer. I get that […]

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