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Faith, Hope, and Love (and Prayer).

My "baby" is about to have her second birthday, and I am completely unprepared. Unprepared for the party, unprepared for her to turn two, unprepared for life to go so fast.I can remember the moment she was born as, well, as much as I can remember anything (because - let's face it - everything in… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love (and Prayer).

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Finding Normal.

When I was a senior in high school we had these "Senior Books," which were basically glorified scrapbooks that somebody conned us into buying. We put pictures and notes and pieces of memorabilia in them - to help us remember the year, I guess. One of the very last pages had a place for "goals"… Continue reading Finding Normal.

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The post where I talk about when I had cancer.

Dysgerminoma is the name of the cancer that grew in my young body more than 25 years ago. It is a rare germ cell tumor that develops mostly in adolescent girls and young women. It is also a form of ovarian cancer. When I got the diagnosis of “dysgerminoma of the ovary” I barely knew… Continue reading The post where I talk about when I had cancer.