Daily Promt – “Keep Your Heart As Open As The Sky”

How difficult, sometimes terrifying, is it to open up your true self to another?  To put yourself out there in the most deeply raw way... Will they truly understand you? Will they judge you? Will they flee or start to disconnect because they just simply cannot handle what you've exposed? Or, will they accept you [...]

“Turn Your Wounds Into Wings” – Daily Prompt “Struggle”

How do you define "struggle"?  It means so much, to so many, in so many different ways. My struggle is not yours, no matter how similar they may seem.  Yet, we can share in those struggles.  We can empathize in our fear, our hurt, our will to survive.  We can unite in our strength and [...]

In the Clear! And, the “New Normal”

In my prior post “Vacation Period?” Seriously…, I described the traumatic period between my last radiation treatment and my follow-up MRI.  Well, the day of reckoning had come - the MRI results were in.  ALL CLEAR!  No sign of cancer! Without a doubt, I was indescribably relieved.  I cried tears of overwhelming joy.  That metaphorical tons [...]

“Vacation Period?” Seriously…

In my last post, So, you’re going to radiate my brain????, I talked about my 6 weeks of radiation.  As I described, radiation had become part of my regular, daily routine, as odd as that may sound.  Following the end of my 30 radiation sessions, my doctors dubbed the time until my next scan my "vacation [...]