Things are Looking Up

It feels odd to say that, but truly it has been a pretty positive couple of weeks for me.

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Long Overdue Update

It has been a while since I did a post on how I am doing or updated y’all on my life these last several months. I have been so busy with work and life that I often forget that I started this blog not only as a way to express myself but also as a way to keep friends, family, and those who have been following my life these past four years updated.

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Returning to Work After Cancer

One of the many challenges that those with a cancer diagnosis face is how it affects their “normal” life, in particular how it impacts work. For many cancer survivors, going through treatment means taking time off of work, leaving their job, modifying how they do their job, or changing careers completely.

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Three Year Anniversary

My heart is heavy. Today would have been our third wedding anniversary. Being Luke’s wife was one of my biggest accomplishments in life. I will forever cherish all of the memories we made together.

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Rantings and Ramblings

I haven’t written a post in a while. After the LLS fundraising competition I truly needed a break from writing and putting myself out there. While it was so rewarding to do something so good, it was definitely tiring (I still haven’t had a chance to send thank you’s to all the wonderful people who donated). Now that it has been a couple of weeks I have had time to rest, recharge, and focus on myself a little more.

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I Am Begging You – LLS Needs Your Help

Here is my story (briefly) and why I do this. Please watch and donate ->> here <<- to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man/ Woman of the Year Campaign. We can’t do this without you!!!

Love, LB

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Let Maintenance Begin

My first round of maintenance therapy began on Tuesday. This is a big milestone but also just another small step toward getting back to normal-ish.

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Roid Rage Rant

On a scale of one to ten on the side effect scale, I would say that steroids are about a 47! When getting diagnosed with cancer I thought that getting chemo would be the worst part.

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The Big W

Since losing Luke I feel as if I have been bombarded by two kinds of sympathy. The first are those who reach out to say how sorry they are for my loss and how they can’t imagine what I must be going through. These are the people who typically offer vague help and then disappear as time goes on. Grief tourists.

The second kind of the person offers sympathy by checking in on you without pressure, offers helpful advice, talks about everyday life and doesn’t give you pity looks when you bring up your late husband. They share their memories and give love and laughter to an otherwise dark time.

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December 1st

It’s the last month of 2020. It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. It has felt like the longest year of my life and yet it has flown by. So much has happened I can’t even begin to muddle through it all.

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