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. ...

White Blood Cell Count

During my many doctors appointments, one of the things that they are always looking at is my white blood cell count. This number needs to stay high enough for me to be able to take my chemo medication and figh...

Presents from My (Secret) Boyfriends

When you're someone as fabulous as me, of course you have admirers all over the world! I have been thankful to have received messages, gifts and visits from so many different people. Two men that I am always h...

Erin

This cancer has brought many good things into my life. One of them is my faithful nurse, amazing playmate, incredible friend and dedicated host of my podcast, Erin DeJong. Erin is a ray of sunshine and...

The Bed

Many people might dream of spending a whole day just relaxing in bed. It sounds like it would be great for stress relief or just means that you actually have a whole day without anyone asking anything of you. ...

Cancer Parties

My concept of what makes a party might have changed a little over the past six months. It doesn't need to be something with drinks and loud music and a hundred people. Some of the best memories that we are mak...

The Kindness of People

Since being diagnosed six months ago, one of the themes of my life is now the kindness of people and how much it can lift my spirits and make a difference. My mom, Nancy and I were recently talking about it. ...

Self Care

In a lot of ways, the term self care for me now means something different than it used to. I need to take extra care when it comes to my health and make sure that my immune system and body are able to fight th...

Food

In addition to the medications and the new daily routine, one of the major things that changed quickly in my life after my diagnosis is my diet. I was never someone who really spent all that much time in the k...
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