Thursday, December 20, 2018


Have you ever listened to someone else tell YOUR story?  Well, this just happened to me as a friend was telling a new friend about my story.  It was a punch to the gut and made me swallow hard when I heard my story come out of the mouth of someone else.

One thing that really took my breath away was when they said, “Essentially, she was born to die.”  They went on to elaborate that everyone is born to die, but I am on that spectrum much higher than most.  They asked my other friend how they would feel to have to wake up daily wondering what was looming for them and if today was going to be the day.  I certainly don’t have that mentality, but I can see how someone would think that.  I can’t stop thinking about the whole, “she was born to die” phrase and how deep that is.  Thank goodness I had the option to be preventative and hopefully can fight that dying thing off a little longer…..I still have a lot I would like to do in my life!

Thursday, November 15, 2018


NOVEMBER is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month