Cancer is Cray! My life has been for the most part an open book. I've blogged about just everything, including stupid cancer hoping that it will give perspective and some sort of comfort that we are not alone fighting this disease.
I had breast cancer in 2006 and my Mom has been battling Stage IV lung cancer since September 2012. She finished her last chemo last Thursday and tomorrow we have her CT scan to see if there has been any "progress". Once we get back the results,
It’s the CROSSFIT GAMES 2013 this weekend! This morning I checked online to see if their website posted any of yesterday’s events and clicked on the highlight reel. http://games.crossfit.com/video/crossfit-games-update-show-july-25-2013 As I watched the mother/daughter portion (they are both competitors this year), I remembered what had happened yesterday in the car with my son Maddox who will be 3 years old at the end of November… We were on the way to visit my friend Christ
Today I got an email from Maddox’s school updating parents about the week. In the email, it asked: "If you haven’t already, PLEASE bring in a family photograph of you (parents), your child and their sibling(s). Preferably size: 4x6" For a split milli-second I got a sinking pit in my stomach when I saw the word “family” on my computer screen. I never want Maddox to feel like he is the kid in the class that has a Mommy and a Daddy that are not together that don’t live under t
I officially started potty training last Friday and for the most part it has been going well. Maddox has gotten the hang of telling me when he has to pee-pee and poo-poo. There are times however, where he tells me he want to pee-pee but as quick as I sit him on the toilet, he’s quicker to say, “No, pee Mommy, down”. This morning did not start out like our usual HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY day. Maddox woke up at 5am crying out for “MOMMY!” in which I brought him to my bed to sleep
Before I ever was a Mommy I would see these Moms running around town with their kids - FIT AS CAN BE! I remember only hoping that after I had a kid (or two?) that I would be able to maintain some sort of fitnees routine. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with the right time management and a some help from the Dad. As you all know, I am a single Mom but am fortunate to have a good relationship with Maddox’s Dad who loves his son and wants to spend time with him. On the da
I survived the Carlsbad Marathon, even after a “Mommy Night Out” on that Friday, taking care of a sick kid on Saturday, including myself, and then running the marathon in 5 hours 12 minutes…not too shabby. Well, two weeks have gone by and besides not workiing out…this last week has been quite eventful. Last Friday, thanks Wendy, I was on a stand-by flight to Vegas for my best friend Heather’s wedding. It was a small quaint one with only family and a few close friends. We s
So in less than 41 hours I will be running in the Carlsbad Marathon - my second. Not sure who’s great idea this was to run this race? Oh wait…mine. This seriously has been a challenging race to train for…I mean who seriously is going to train over Thanksgiving and all the damn holiday parties that one MUST attend during the month of December??? Oh and wait, how do you do your long runs of 14, 16, 18, 20 miles on the weekends when you have a two year old and you feel guilty
So this week has probably been the most productive week I’ve had in a while. Besides putting out a few fire drills at work on our 2013 budget, I managed in my spare time to pull together all of my various websites and blogs into one cyber-place! My old “Meeshie” website was originally started because I wanted to have a site where other women going through breast cancer could go to read my story. Not sure when it was that I asked myself “Is it really necessary to devote a wh
UGH! I can't believe that the last time I blogged was back in September 2012. A lot has gone on since then with Mom's lung cancer. I'm going to try and do my best to recap the last 6 months...
It all started when Mom was complaining that she was having trouble breathing in August 2012. My sister Jenni took her to the emergency room where they did a chest x-ray and found that she had plurel effusion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleural_effusion) which is a large collecti
Back in 2008, I created a meeshie.com website to share my story with other young women affected by breast cancer. Due to some technical difficulties, that website’s content was erased, and now I have to start from scratch – BOOOOO!. But as I start to write my story over, 4 years have past and a lot has happened in my life. So this version will be much different. I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2006, just two weeks before by big “Dirty 30″ birthday. So I’m g