Motherless Daughters

From the diary... April 27th, 2018 It crossed my mind today how difficult it must have been for my mother to tell her children that she was going to die soon. And it occurred to me what it must have been like from her perspective to know she wouldn’t get to know her children much... Continue Reading →

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Stem Cell Donation: My Story

One day in January 2011, I made it to work and after about an hour and a half could not even stand up without wobbling so bless her heart, my boss sent me home. That night I was trying to sleep but I had immense chest pain. I couldn’t take a deep breath at all. I... Continue Reading →

Beyond Sadness

I'm a little emotional tonight. At the end of last week I received the story of my donor's stem cell donation which I will be sharing on my blog in the next coming little while. A couple of weeks ago I had started a draft post encouraging those around me, especially my friends and extended... Continue Reading →

A Thought on Mourning Pt. Deuce

So some of you may have noticed I was visibly absent from the #BellLetsTalk discussion. There is a simple explanation to this: I was helping a friend in need and away from any and all social media for a few days. But I don't think the discussion should start and end on this one day... Continue Reading →

Tragedy Porn

This summer I began tearing through the plethora of books I own by female comedians and authors I stocked up on last Spring. In her book 'Yes Please', Amy Poelher brought a name to a concept so familiar to me I’ve added it to my vocabulary. Tragedy porn. You know when a tragic thing happens,... Continue Reading →

A Milestone

It's August on Monday, already! And this August marks a very exiting milestone for me. On August 26th it will be 5 years since my stem cell transplant for acute myelogenic leukemia. The whole ordeal feels a whole lot closer than 5 years ago, I still remember it vividly. I spent a total of 9.5... Continue Reading →

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