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April 4, 2023

Fourteen Years

Yesterday marked fourteen years since I sat in that doctor’s office to hear the words “advanced stage III breast cancer.” I figured I would be dead by Christmas of that year. Fourteen years. I can hardly believe it. In years past, I’ve celebrated by going out with friends or Ken to some restaurant or other […]

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March 31, 2023

Makeup & Tulips

The first time wearing makeup in nine days. It’s the little things, people. And, of course, tulips from my students—sisters—with an adorable handwritten card telling me how much they miss me is enough to make anybody smile.  

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March 30, 2023

Sleeping In My Own Bed

This is me sleeping in my own bed at home. Of course, I’m sure pain medication has a little something to do with it as well. Several of you have asked if I actually got my gallbladder out. Yes, yes, I did. After much deliberation—so much deliberation—I finally decided that the attack I had on […]

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March 9, 2023

The Good Things In Life

People keep asking me if I “got my test results back” yet. They are referring to the colonoscopy/EGD I had done on February 23. I was told that it would be 7-10 days until I received the results. Well, it’s been two weeks as of today and when I finally went looking in my inbox […]

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March 1, 2023

Looking Forward

This picture I took in Marina, CA several years ago showed up in my Facebook memories today. I wish I was there now, sitting on the beach looking out at the water, instead of lying on the couch (not bouncing back like I should be after the colonoscopy/EGD procedure I had almost a week ago). […]

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February 28, 2023

I Am In My Happy Place

Yes, I’m up at 3 o’clock in the morning again, but this time I’m not hunched over in pain, huddled in the hottest bath water ever (to dull that pain without Vicodin and conquer the chills), have my head in the toilet, or sobbing on the living room floor (wanting to enter the gates of […]

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February 22, 2023

Still No Regrets

Two years ago, I went to Nashville with a friend to record “Turmoil” and “Weep.” I’ve talked about this before, but while we were there, we went to Belmont University and walked around the campus in the snow. I used to be envious of people that got to go to college. I didn’t have the […]

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February 22, 2023

A Good Day

Two loads of laundry Finished rough draft of song #12 Mostly finished rough draft of song #13 Organized my music studio Picked the first bouquet of the year All in all: a good day, I’d say.

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February 6, 2023

Time For A Change

Remember how I was growing out my hair (letting it go grey) because I was sick of dyeing it, and the girl at the salon said it would take a year to accomplish, “use purple shampoo,” blah blah blah? After the past month that I’ve had, I decided that while my body feels like it’s […]

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