How I really feel

So, this morning I was asked how I am feeling. I thought I would let you in on the good and the bad. Chemotherapy was yesterday. I had an allergic reaction, noticed by my astute nurse, just prior to discharge. This means my infusions will run longer during the time...

Dr. Shikha Jain and using Social Media to reach more patients

Introducing you to Dr. Shikha Jain today on my podcast.  Dr. Jain uses social media to help patients understand the latest scientific studies.  She uses the platform to demystify and break down the important advances in oncology into understandable language. Over the...

Chicken Noodle Soup for the soul and the calories

That is so true.  Organic pea soup with mint and some cream of broccoli soup have been excellent as well.  Thanks for all the chefs who stopped by as Maeve recuperated from tonsillectomy.  I do believe her pain, discomfort, and misery were well beyond any post...

Podcast with Owen like a StoryCorp Episode!

This has been quite a week.  First of all, Owen and I recorded a podcast.  This reminds me of NPR’s StoryCorps – a weekly favorite of mine.   The podcast is a short one that packs alot of insight and emotion.  He gives his perspective of being a child...

Living Life on Chemo

My next podcast will come out tomorrow.   I have not had enough energy to record in the last few weeks. Life continues – and milestones are celebrated.  Owen graduated from University of Arkansas on  May 11.  We were together as a family – and with our...

Episode #7:

In this weeks podcast, Kate Amicon Shneyder, COO, of Timeless Skin Solutions walks me through strategies for support. Kate was our nanny at the time of my first diagnosis and at the recurrence she works in the capacity of COO. So, she has had the unique perspective of...

Netflix and Naps and Sunday Dinners

So this is what I learned this round of chemotherapy.  I am going to call the week of chemo: Netflix and Naps.  I watched the full series of Billions as well as finished Homeland – I had only seen through season 3.  I know – they are really Showtime Series...

Chemotherapy has begun and spring is here – for real!

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...