Staging…And I Don’t Mean A House Or A Movie, I’m Talking About My Kid’s Cancer Diagnosis

As I wrote about earlier, I fell into reading and researching anything and everything about pediatric Anaplastic Large Cell Non–Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, after receiving confirmation from our pediatrician that this was what our daughter had. It should come as no surprise that information was quite limited, due to the fact that so few children are affected … Continue reading Staging…And I Don’t Mean A House Or A Movie, I’m Talking About My Kid’s Cancer Diagnosis

Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

As I continually repeat my thoughts on hindsight, I think of myself as quite the idiot. I should’ve listened to my gut or ‘sixth’ sense and acknowledged what it was telling me outright. It's not as if the clues and hints I’d picked up along the way told me otherwise. My kid had a biopsy, … Continue reading Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

A 6 Year Old Child, A Biopsy & the Trauma of Medical Tape…Yes, Tape

Time, a feral beast. Sometimes it flies too fast and sometimes it moves undetected at a sluggishly, sloth like pace. Can’t have it both ways but there are times that I wish I could control it. Would that be curse? Perhaps. I'll never know the implications of taming one so wild. What I do know, … Continue reading A 6 Year Old Child, A Biopsy & the Trauma of Medical Tape…Yes, Tape

Our Days Leading Up to the Big ‘B’…Biopsy

It's only one of my crusty old steak knives! I don't own a scalpel, so my apologies! Cute bear though, I think I'll call him Hack Job Harry with that outfit! I know, I know, not a favorite topic to read about, but this moment in time changed everything for me. I can only hope … Continue reading Our Days Leading Up to the Big ‘B’…Biopsy

I Never Thought I’d See the Day That My Daughter Would Become a Cancer Statistic

I know that I’ve made promises to write about the different things that I’ve encountered and I haven’t gone back and done that...yet. Today, I'm going make good on my promises, and begin by going back. I'm going to start with my daughter Caelan, followed by my sister, Lea. I've been trying to mix things … Continue reading I Never Thought I’d See the Day That My Daughter Would Become a Cancer Statistic