breast cancer, chronic illness, Recovery Days, warrior, writing, writing life

Short Wednesday Update: Halfway thru Radiation and 300 Day Streak!

I am officially halfway through my radiation treatments! It really sucks, but I'm halfway there. I am just trying to focus on the finish line at this point. But the real thing I am celebrating today, through all of the awfulness of everything, my writing streak has hit 300 days! Woot! Have a good rest… Continue reading Short Wednesday Update: Halfway thru Radiation and 300 Day Streak!

breast cancer, chronic illness, Recovery Days, service dog, writing life

Sunday Summaries #34: Second Week of Radiation and Doggie toes

It has been a rough week. For everyone and everything. I'm trying to distance myself from the news and the ugliness of what is happening everywhere, mostly because I can barely handle what is happening inside of my own house. It was my second week of radiation and I feel like I have been run… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #34: Second Week of Radiation and Doggie toes

breast cancer, chronic illness, Recovery Days, service dog, warrior, writing

Sunday Summaries #33: First Week of Radiation and Fatigue

I started radiation on Tuesday. The doctor came in to warn me that with my chronic illness, the fatigue would probably set in immediately. Most people it takes about a week. I was not happy with this information, but figured that since I deal with fatigue all the time, whatever. Around 4:00, the fatigue hit… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #33: First Week of Radiation and Fatigue

breast cancer, chronic illness, Recovery Days, service dog

Sunday Summaries #32: Ready for Radiation and Dog Stuff

This last week has been all about Amos. His toe isn't healing quite right, so we are going to have to take him into the vet again. But this last week was all about keeping him off his foot and waiting to see if an antibiotic would help. It seems to be getting better very… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #32: Ready for Radiation and Dog Stuff

breast cancer, chronic illness, New book, Recovery Days, service dog, warrior, writing life

Sunday Summaries #27: Post Second Surgery and Happy Easter

My second surgery was on Friday, so I decided to make it a good week and get Priscilla Reigns and The Wild Hunt trilogy finished up and posted for sale. Priscilla Reigns is on sale now (click the cover above.) And The Wild Hunt will be available on May1, 2020. But you can pre-order it… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #27: Post Second Surgery and Happy Easter

breast cancer, chronic illness, Recovery Days, service dog, warrior

Sunday Summaries #26: Post Surgery and Recovery

It's been a long week. Sunday/Monday was all getting things ready for post-surgery. House cleaning, washing sheets, food prep, getting an emergency over-night bag together, just in case. Tuesday was the radiation seed implant. They place a radioactive marker the size of a grain of rice into the tumor, so the doctor can find it… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #26: Post Surgery and Recovery

breast cancer, chronic illness, COVID-19, Transplant Life, warrior, writing, writing life

Sunday Summaries #25: The Waiting Game

Thanks to COVID-19, I spent the week waiting to see if I am going to be able to get the treatment I need for my breast cancer. As of writing this, (Saturday) all things still seem to be on track. But anything can happen in the next week. I am hoping and praying that things… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #25: The Waiting Game

breast cancer, chronic illness, COVID-19, warrior, writing

Sunday Summaries #24: Introverting at its best

I hope everyone is staying home and staying safe. My husband and I haven't had to make too many changes to our lifestyle to adapt to the sheltering in place for COVID-19. In fact, it has actually caused us to have to go out more often because of shopping issues. We have very specific eating… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #24: Introverting at its best