Time flies when you aren't kind to yourself

I thought I would be more ‘on it’ after my last blog. I had all sorts of ideas for recipes. I had all sorts of wonderful ideas for posts. I did Light the Night. I was all revved up and ready to go. And then I had my quarterly maintenance chemo. I was wiped OUT!... Read more »

Sorry for the long absence - I returned to work

I hadn’t realized that I hadn’t written in almost two months. The reason? Well, school started for me on August 14th. I hit the ground running. I don’t think I’ve stopped since. Chemo treatment for me lasted 14 months. They had put me on a study. I was grateful for the study, but that did... Read more »

B.R.A.T. Diet - helpful or just torture

Bananas-Rice-Applesauce-and Toast It truly is not a diet for any sane person to eat. However, I am going into week two of some stomach thing that I have acquired. No doubt from some well meaning child who simply forgot to wash their hands. Although I am in remission, I’m still immuno-suppressed and that means I... Read more »

10 words could be the start to better health

The media is full of things on diets: Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, vegan, South Beach, vegetarian, Pesca-tarian, AIP, Atkins, Mediterranean, Lo-Carb, no-carb etc. You name it, there is a diet for that. This can overwhelm even the best of us. But going through cancer can add a whole other level to this stress. You have... Read more »

I heart berry season!!!!

Sorry that I haven’t written in a while. There is a good reason – I went to Russia and Scandinavia. I will write more about that later. I had the misguided notion that I would write a ton on this trip. That got severely overridden by my desire to see as much as possible and... Read more »

Sometimes you need a good resource - cookforyourlife.org

This is the first of many reviews of cooking blogs and websites that one might want to keep in their arsenal for cooking when going through cancer. It’s called ‘Cook for Your Life’ www.cookforyourlife.org.  I stumbled on this website in the first weeks of my diagnosis. It is produced by Ann Ogden Gaffney, a former... Read more »

Things change when you get cancer - well, duh!

‘Things change when you get cancer.’ That’s the understatement of the year. When I got home from my first stint at the hospital, and I’ve had several since this crazy journey began, my body was all out of whack. I could feel it down to my core. I had spent three weeks on hospital food.... Read more »