Author Archive: Military Spouses, Retired/ Transitioning

17 Feb 2016

A year has gone by without writing. Not sure if that is a good sign, or a bad sign. All I can say is that I will be reinventing my blog as I am trying to reinvent myself. Wish me luck! Advertisements

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10 Oct 14 Purr

Anxiety can be a constant companion after cancer. For some, the thought of cancer is enough to bring on panic attacks. For others, there develops this undercurrent of anxiety that seeps into every day life. When life has it’s changes, you know, normal life stages we all go through, I find that anxiety rears it’s …

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3 July 14 Fledgling

“And as I sat here musing without at thought or care, there came to me a wee small voice, out of the din and gloom that said ‘Cheer up, things might get worse!’ So, I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.” That is how I feel right now. I know things are under …

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22 June 14 Slumber?

       2245, otherwise known as 10:45pm, might not be late for some people, but for me, I should be on my third dream sequence by now. Welcome to my insomnia. Usually it isn’t this bad, except that hubby is deployed again.      Happens every time.      He is gone and I just plain can’t …

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24 March 2014 Surviving Loss

When I was 14, and a freshman in high school, I had to endure the horror of a close friend committing suicide. I was one of the last people to see her alive. I have been working with her for two years to try to help her. It was terrible. A little over two months …

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12 January 2014

New Year’s already, and I realized that it has been forever since I have written anything. New Year’s brings new challenges, new choices, new joys, new heartbreaks, just like last year did. Some of the ones I already know that are ahead of me I am not sure I am ready for, to be honest. …

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28 May 13 Compassion Fatigue

  I realized that I really do not post very much anymore. I still journal, but not post. There are other things in life to see and do that are not cancer related. Seeing as how this blog was about my cancer journey, I hesitate to write about any other topics. Then I realized that …

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04 April 2013 Tattoos–GASP!

  As I drove to San Francisco for the first time, my palms were sweaty, I felt jumpy, and the traffic bothered me more than usual. I was nervous. This wasn’t because of excitement about seeing San Fran for the very first time. Sight seeing is not one of my preferred activities, and that was …

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10 March 13 Shopping Cart Road Rage

Hubby and I were walking down the aisle of the grocery store, just plugging along. I noticed something interesting: I was getting mad because he wouldn’t always let me push the shopping cart. It was so stupid. When I realized what I was feeling, instead of lashing out like I wanted to, I asked myself …

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New Year’s Resolution’s From A Cancer Survivor

  1)      I will never give up hope for a cure. 2)      I will smile every morning simply because I woke up. 3)      I will remember to thank my family and friends who have been there to support me. 4)      I will quit looking in the mirror and wish I was 20 again. 5)      I …

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