Diane’s Adventure of a Lifetime

[There seemed to us no more fitting way to thank all of our friends for their support than to throw a BIGASS party! These are just a few snapshots from the 150+ guests that came to celebrate with us. Will’s worst fear is coming true – he’s never getting me to leave Boise now!] April…

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Beautiful Words

[I went to ‪#‎rawartistsboise‬ tonight and met @darlingbirdjodi and she changed my life. Jodi’s grandmother died of breast cancer but left a jar of old keys for her. Jodi didn’t know what she was going to do with them and a couple of first attempts failed. She then realized that she could “draw” on them with her…

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What Now

[What now, you ask? Nothing and everything all at once. There are no full body scans to check for cancerous cells in my body. I am simply done with treatments. That’s the nothing. Now my life starts again. Continues. That’s the everything. A friend took me out on the trails this morning and it’s like…

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Heroes

These are my heroes at MSTI – St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute. I tried to take selfies with everyone who helped me through my treatments. I was so sad to say goodbye to them on the day of my last infusion. I liken it to leaving summer camp. You may be happy to be…

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Wonderful > Perfect

[I have been paralyzed by thoughts, ideas, anxieties, and fatigue lately. I have been pacing in circles not knowing how to move forward. I have stopped myself from complaining about the horrible rash that caused me to lose my beloved PICC line last week, the horrendous fingernails that can’t grip anything and have turned ziplocks…

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Balls

[Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately but I’ve been too busy laughing my ass off at the sheer number of people who thought that neck tat was real. I swear I wasn’t trying to pull a fast one. It just seemed too ridiculous!] February 21, 2016

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Breathe

[I have thought (as someone is asking me how I’m doing yet already looking at me with sad puppy dog eyes before I’ve actually replied) to say, “I’m good and in great spirits right now. Don’t be sad for me unless this crap comes back in the next 5 years and kills me.” Then I…

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Bionic

[It was a long, tough weekend but I’m standing strong (and scootering all over the North End – watch out!). Maybe it’s because I feel bionic with my new PICC line. Round 4 got me my 8%. 5 & 6 will just be bonus.] January 19, 2016

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4

[On the other side! I’ve been awake since 2:30, out of bed since 4, 5 miles at the gym by 7, PICC line placed by 8:45, laughing with Dr M by 11:30, infusion done by 3:30. Now I’m POOPED. Too bad I just took another dose of steroids 😳] January 13, 2016

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Steady For The Win

[I’ve been struggling this week with getting both feet off the ground which has led to some real self doubt. After 3 rounds I just don’t feel quite like myself and that is hard to swallow. I can hear the clock constantly ticking toward the next round and yet another week of staring at my…

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