“Kate, what are we going to do?” This is the question my sister poised to me when we found out the doctors now wanted to try radiation until she would get her chemo-therapy pills. She never wanted to do radiation. At the beginning she had said it was not an option. I felt awkward that… Continue reading Everyday is a choice
After we found out that my sister’s cancer had once again aggressively come back, her oncologist had her stay in the hospital a couple of days. It was to fast track tests. Her oncologist was amazing in that way. She would put a rush on all the tests my sister needed to get done. We… Continue reading Treated like Krystal
This March, there will be no bad news. There can’t be a day worse than the one before when it comes to your health. No doctor’s office will call me trying to find you. No appointment reminders. No text messages. No test results. Nothing. This March, I realized that no matter how hard or frustrating… Continue reading This March
Four years ago- 2013 You wanted to do something “different” with your hair. So you came over, loaded with junk food and your Pepsi from Luke’s (gas station). I bleached the “under” part of your hair so that no matter what color you picked to put under it, it would be bright. We stayed up… Continue reading 4, 3,2,1…Today
Your laugh replays in my heart a million times over again. Joy. Lightheartedness. I see your face a million times over again in my mind. Freckle dusted. As I venture into this new normal that is my life without you, I often stop just to close my eyes and see you again. The back of… Continue reading A million times over again
Being a CNA is a job people often complain about. They do all the work no one else wants to do. It is a thankless job. My sister was a CNA and loved it. Now, don’t get me wrong. She had rough days. BUT those rough days were mostly caused by co-workers, not the residents… Continue reading Proud
I am a firm believer in the ideology that there is no such thing as a bad day, only bad moments in that day. I have faith that all obstacles placed in front of us, are to strengthen us. I am human. Often my faith falters. I pray for guidance regularly. Prayer, to me, is… Continue reading For me, it wasn’t over.