The candid and simple journey of a stage-four pancreatic cancer patient
Months Survived: 41 😎️
Hobbies help cancer survivors focus on the here and now. I’ve always enjoyed hobbies. I’ve never been very artsy so my new attraction to painting birdhouses is quite the diversion for me. When I initially thought about retiring, I wondered how I would spend my time. At first, I began teaching several classes at the … Continue reading I’m just too busy to die right now!
Flowers mark life for this cancer survivor. I’m still here as the spring flowers are starting to pop up in my garden. With a smile on his face, my son dragged me outside to see the crocuses peeking up throughout the garden when the snow began to melt away. They are here!!! Spring is here!!! … Continue reading Where have all the flowers gone?
The invisible heroes for cancer survivors Shame on me that it took over a year to dedicate a whole post just for my caretakers. In my defense, I have thanked my caregivers throughout this entire blog, in many different posts. But, it’s time I scream it from the mountaintop: To be a caregiver is a … Continue reading Caretakers
I’m just someone surviving pancreatic cancer. I don’t mind being your role model for living with pancreatic cancer or any cancer. My Mom died from lung cancer. And yes, she was a smoker, like so many people in the 50’s and 60’s – smoking and evening cocktails was a cultural way of life. To me … Continue reading I’m Not a Hero
Surviving Pancreatic Cancer for 3 years! Each year I have an “I’m Still Standing” Party to mark my anniversary. This is my third year! Unbelievable to me. As with everything this year, COVID has altered the plan. There cannot be an in-person party. Instead, I want an Imaginary I’m Still Standing Anniversary Party. Not a … Continue reading I’m Still Standing Again
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