Dear Diary: Thursday

Part of a series of daily diary entries about living with MBC. Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:30 am – You know what I’m up for. At least I know I’m hydrated. 6:30 am –Lidocaine patches come off. 7:00 am – Happy Halloween everyone! Time for toast and meds. 8:00 am – My visiting nurse, Laura, calls … Continue reading Dear Diary: Thursday

Dear Diary: Tuesday

This is the second of five daily diary entries about living with MBC. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:30 am – Lidocaine patch removal, courtesy of my dear hubby who has already been up a couple of hours working in his home office. I had trouble falling asleep last night, likely due to the steroids starting … Continue reading Dear Diary: Tuesday

My Little Pony

So I can’t ride on our Harley Road King anymore due to my balance issues. This makes me very sad, especially when I'm sitting in our backyard and watching bikes cruise past the beach. But my loving, wonderful husband gave me something very special to try and heal that wound. It’s a 1966 Ford Mustang, … Continue reading My Little Pony


I received an email from a teenager last week. She was looking for guidance on how to deal with the loss of her mom this past summer. Like my youngest son, she is in her senior year of high school. A good therapist, counselor, and/or support group is always my first recommendation when we are … Continue reading Grieving

Pinky and My Brain

It’s October, month of perpetual pink. For those of us with metastatic, stage IV breast cancer, it’s also a daily reminder that barring some dramatic new medical discovery, I won’t be cured in my lifetime. “Terminal” is not a word you hear much during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.As a patient, I try to be optimistic, … Continue reading Pinky and My Brain


The next two weeks should give us more focus into my new treatment plan. My latest brain MRI results are in. The biggest lesion right now, which was 13mm x 10mm in April, has grown to 21mm x 26mm. It’s in the left frontal lobe. The rest of my brain mets are generally stable (some … Continue reading Fortnight