Reality Bites

The Rundown: From Al

From Al.  7 is Karla’s favorite number and coincidently we have some good news to share. The double vision was thankfully temporary and is now gone. While she spent 10 days in a hospital, (the last 2 a...

Positivity

What is wrong with me? Why am I so positive? Through out my entire cancer journey with stage 4 breast cancer (all 6 months), I have been able to remain positive, minus a few days in my blue February. I sit ...

Cancer and Mental Health

I would rather have cancer than schizophrenia, bipolar or chronic depression. Even though I am terminal I get so much more support than if I had mental health issues. People are not afraid to talk to me abo...

Review of the Heal Documentary

What sparked this interest was an article my sister sent me after we discussed my disappointment after watching the Netflix documentary Heal. The article was “Cancer and the Not-So-Positive Power of Positive T...

My Cancer Reality

Some days I ask, “why me?” and at other times I am thankful for the extraordinary life that I have led thus far.  The disease, the meds, and my thoughts combine to drive my emotions into spirals. The l...

The Rundown – Al Update

Hi this is Al.  My last update was on January 7, 2019. Since then, Karla has been taking the Chemo medicine Ibrance. Her dosage was reduced from 125MG to 100MG and a month later to 75MG as following 3 ...

Why So Public?

Why am I making my cancer journey so public for the whole world to see? I think my family asks themselves that question every day. But, the truth is that it gives me something to focus on, strength, positiv...

Son Sessions

I cherish my time with Zach so much. He doesn't really want to spend that time on camera though! I understand that and try to respect it. But, every once in a while he indulges and films our conversations. ...

Top 5 Reality Bites

I wanted to talk a little bit about the new realities that I am dealing with on a daily basis. I think that it is so important to stay strong and positive as much as possible but there are some things about li...

Vanity

I have always had a little bit of vanity. I like to dress up, put on makeup and look my best. I always tried to stay in shape and take care of my body. To say that my relationship has changed with my body o...
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