Episode #5 – I’ve Got Skin in the Game

Our latest podcast, featuring Staci Musselman, is published and posted here on the right.  Notice that big smile – a year ago, she was diagnosed with cancer and made the journey a celebration.  Listen to how she took the moment to frame it in a way that made her journey joyful – and added joy to the lives of her friends and family.  My first chemo was on Monday.  I have had a couple of quiet days and not much of an appetite.  Yesterday was a blueberry day – cause that was all that tasted good!  Not enough blueberries were eaten to look like Violet Beauregarde of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory!   I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from my family, friends and work.  One treatment down, 11 to go – one month behind me and six in front of me.  Maybe there is a song here somewhere?  Next week is Owen’s graduation and we are all looking forward to being together as a family for this wonderful celebration.  I am lining up at least one favorite thing to do between each chemotherapy session so there is more to mark off than just another treatment.  I have a friend’s wedding, a big meeting with my entrepreneur friends, another wedding for a cousin, and I wish I could say some overseas travel – think I will wait until all treatments are done for that.  As my cousin Charlie shared with me:  Chose Happiness.  It really is the easier choice.  Have a great day everyone – from wherever you are reading this in the world!