9 Songs For When You Need Some Self-Love

I am the first to admit that women are horrible to themselves.  If you like what you see in the mirror at any point in your life, kudos, because I think I speak for the majority of women when I say that a lot of us don’t feel that way.  Still, self-love is something that …

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Our Song

Matt and I had what you could call and whirlwind courtship. (Such a dated word, though more applicable than saying a whirlwind romance - our romance is not over!) We went out together one Friday night… and then we just never stopped seeing each other.  We have literally seen each other every day (except for …

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The Thing No One Tells You About Cancer

No one tells you what it's really like.  They don't tell you that it's going to change your life forever.  Instead, they offer positive albeit transparent quips about how we are going to take things one day at a time. I talked about how my mom and I knew it was cancer in my post, My …

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A Dull Roar

I had an anxiety attack last night. My muscles spasmed and my chest hurt.  If I didn't know any better I'd think I was having a heart attack.  I couldn't breathe and I couldn't stop crying.  Everything irritated me: my body, my bed, the temperature of the room.  I clenched my jaw so hard that …

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Gun Violence – Why?

Very recently, the United States experienced the most devastating mass shooting in our nation’s history.  A gunman opened fire on a crowd of music festival goers, before taking his own life.  This tragic event has again called into question the rules and regulations for different guns, who can buy them, and so on.  This is …

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Cancer: Season Finale

Last night, BA took his final dose of Chemo (hopefully) ever.  He made it through nearly six months of neuropathy in his feet and hands, total body muscle spasms, and the inability to drink water (or anything, really) unless it was warm, because anything remotely cool would cause his throat to close up and feel …

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Starting Chemotherapy

We now have a plan.  Dad met with his oncologist last week, as well as the radiation specialist and they have developed a plan of action for treatment.  Then, yesterday, Mom and Dad came up and let me tag along to their appointment at Huntsman for a second opinion.  Turns out, Dad's oncologist in Cedar …

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