Dear Diary: Friday

The last in a series of daily diary entries about living with MBC. Friday, November 1, 2019 4:30 am – Wake up to the sound of wind and rain whipping around the house. Realize that I must be dehydrated because I actually stayed in bed all night. Go to the bathroom as a precautionary measure and … Continue reading Dear Diary: Friday

Summer of Celebrations

We took it easy this July 4th weekend with a quiet night at home. Well, not quiet. We live near the beach, and fireworks pretty much last from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with a surge during the Independence Day holiday. But I have managed to sleep through most of them, regardless. This past week … Continue reading Summer of Celebrations


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