Tag Archives: thank you

trying to be thankful

I went into writing this post thinking it should sound victorious. Or relieved. Or at least somewhat positive. I’m alive! I feel like writing again! Both of these things are true. But i’m now 10 days post surgery and i’m … Continue reading

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generosity

It’s easy to get the idea from living in and driving around LA that human beings, particularly the ones who drive around LA, are rude, unforgiving, frenzied, and sometimes, just plain mean. I think without my realizing it, this experience … Continue reading

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a year ago at this time…

I just wrote an anniversary–rather, cancerversary–post, but today I’ve hit another important milestone in my life as a liver. This one is perhaps more important than my date of diagnosis: today, it has been a year since my surgery. My … Continue reading

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the world opening up

One of the many emails I received in the past week said something like, “when you open yourself up to the world, the world opens itself in return.” Before two weeks ago, I wouldn’t have believed it. I thought I … Continue reading

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me, dancing

On my cancerversary a few weeks ago, my parents sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers with this message attached: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; but learning to dance in the rain. Have fun dancing. … Continue reading

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happy cancerversary

I’m finding it difficult to put into a word how I feel about today, the day that marks a year since I was diagnosed with cancer. I’m bewildered to find myself here. I was bewildered a year ago today, and … Continue reading

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what you should say

A lot has been written about what you should and shouldn’t say to people who tell you they or their close family member has cancer. Or, to people you see in everyday life who are bald and look sickly. I … Continue reading

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ruminations on positive things

I had two fairly positive thoughts today that I thought might help to balance the mostly negative thoughts that have appeared on my blog thus far. At least that’s what my mom thinks; she said I should write a post … Continue reading

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now is as good a time as any to start a blog

I think one of the reasons I put off blogging about cancer for so long is I can’t quite figure out how to briefly state who I am and what I’ve been through in the last year. Somehow, whatever I … Continue reading

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