White Flag

You guys. This cancer stuff–I fear I am hovering just above the edge of something and I don’t like it. I don’t know what it is, where it is going to take me, but it feels ominous. Surgery seems easy, in hindsight. Healing wounds and binding musculature back together is so straightforward. You feel the…

Because Solidarity Doesn’t Take a Vote- Guest Blogger!

I’m so excited to have my first guest blogger, Tina Hutton Selkirk. I went to high school with Tina, but we did not know each other terribly well. When I saw her again recently as she will describe below, she was a welcome ray of Sunshine in this crappy bag of shit I stepped into. …

Chem-Oh No You Didn’t

First of all, I have been waiting to use this blog post title for over 2 months. Feeling super-awesome to know the time has come. Here is how Chemo Day #1 went down. My husband, sister, mother and I headed to the Kellogg Cancer Center where we met my friend and photographer Katie Gierke of…

Double Black Diamond 

I attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The funniest thing about that, is that I am what one might refer to as, ‘indoorsy‘. Me and the outside don’t get along super great so to choose Boulder where the most prominent pastime (other than binge drinking), is outdoor sports, wasn’t a match made…

The Handstand

Yesterday I had a moment where I completely forgot about cancer. I can’t tell you much about this moment because it was just that, a single moment. I was distracted from my reality by something, I don’t know what it was. I do a lot of things that lack sense, but what I did in…

Blue Hair, Don’t Care´╗┐

Yes, I now have purple/blue hair. With T-minus 3 days until chemo, it’s balls to the mother f-ing wall people. Anyhoo, I have always been told that I am allergic to penicillin. Neither of my parents remember what happened to indicate this allergy, but they know I was an infant when they were told. I’ve…