Thoughts about World Cancer Day

About Me

It’s nearly 9pm on the first Sunday in February. My husband and I are sitting on the couch. He is watching a Dutch cop drama called Smeris. I have just spent the last 20 minutes scrolling through the twitter feed of a random YouTuber who recently had surgery to remove their colon and install (is […]


Reflecting on 2017

About Me

The last year has taught me how much life can change from day to day. Even more so the number of peaks and valleys that can exist through the course of a year. I could sit here and write through every little thing that happened, because SO MANY things happened, but I want to take […]


Transplantiversary, year 2

About Me

Today is a very important day for me. It is what some people would call my re-birthday, but what we like to call my transplantiversary. Today, two years ago, I received the life giving donation of 6-some-odd-million stem cells from my big sister. To say that the last 2 years have been a gift is […]


A NaNoWriMo and Health Update

About Me, Writing

It’s the 24th of November and I am 12,000 words behind my projected word count for NaNoWriMo. Last year, I couldn’t face the idea of a potential loss and just quit when I’d only hit 6,000 words in the first 15 days. This year, I’m bucking up and I’m doing the thing. My life has been […]


The Road to Memoir

About Me, Writing

I spend a lot of time struggling to find a way to gather all of these feelings constantly running through my mind. I spill them like hot tea over the pages of my journals. I spend a lot time up and down with my moods and the way I look at the series of events […]