My Holiday Countdown Which Includes A Visit To The Oncologist

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays."-- D. M. Dellinger Today was my last day of getting ready for the holidays.  It started at around 7:30 a.m.:...more

Happy Birthday To My 16 Year Old Son

10 years old...more

My Holiday Count Down Which Includes A Visit To My Oncologist

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!-- D. M. DellingerToday was my last day of getting ready for the holidays.  It started at around 7:30 a.m.:...more

One Year Anniversary of the End of My Chemo

 “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”-- Buddha...more

Day 3 - NaBloPoMo - Quality Outweighs Quantity of Life - 11/03/2013

Phase I of breast reconstruction is complete as of Friday, November 1, 2013, with the final saline fills of 50cc to the right breast and 150cc to the left....more

One More Time

On scales large, small and in between, I have had to re-invent myself any number of times throughout my life. As a four year old, I had to learn to live with a disability after an accident caused me to lose my right eye.  I had to adjust to my realigned peripheral vision, deal with curious, sometimes rude, people who questioned me about my bandages and then my prosthesis.  In general, I had to learn to become a normal-bu...more

Read This, Then Dig (If you can)

It's Saturday morning, November 2nd, 2013. How is it possible that just with the turn of the month, the leaves that are still hanging on the trees have turned from brilliant shades of red yellow and orange to ugly brown? And the weather has changed too. It's definitely November in Wisconsin....more