How To Be Here

T-38 hours. I’ve had my EKG, anesthesia consult, and recovery suite tour (which I will be able to play XBOX in on a big flat screen). All good. I’m currently getting pre-surgical IV Vitamin C for the next 3 hours. Tomorrow I have my heart echo and my surgical consult, along with Reiki, Acupuncture and … Continue reading How To Be Here

Before & After

I can’t sleep. I’m in a hotel room at 1 a.m. after a long exhausting day and I can’t get tired enough to sleep. I just keep thinking of the conversation I had with my Quality of Life doctor today, who sometimes is more like my psychiatrist than one of my many cancer doctors. “I … Continue reading Before & After

Help Needed!

Hi all! It’s Heather, and it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged! Sorry about that. I tend to fall asleep before having the chance. Big things have happened and we have set Mike’s surgery date to June 30th. Mike and I and the kids will get to Chicago on the 28th . We will be staying … Continue reading Help Needed!


My mind is a rollercoaster tonight. My day started bright and early at 6AM with colonoscopy prep. Without getting into the TMI details, prep wasn’t very successful. I’ve had a non-functional large intestine for over a year now, so we’ll just say I was in a lot of pain from not even half an enema … Continue reading Optimistic

Just Breathe

I took a week off from cancer. I should rephrase that. I still did all my supplements and shots and creams and positive affirmations. I simply stopped thinking about cancer. And it was glorious. Now it’s back to the grind. But now it’s different. I have real, positive results that I can get behind. Heather and … Continue reading Just Breathe

North Park

I really don’t know how to start this one. Easter Sunday. It was my one year cancerversary yesterday. It was the a day that changed my life. I will never forget the phone call or the emotions I felt that day. I still feel it like it was yesterday, even though this year has really felt … Continue reading North Park