The situation

“Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, ‘What is the most valuable use of my time right now?’ “ ~ Brian Tracy One evening years ago as we’d just sat down for dinner, the phone rang. My husband answered. It was our oldest son who, two weeks…

The glioblastoma wife-6

Last week was very busy. Bruce had an MRI and we saw the neuro oncologist (NO). Last month he began what they call 5/23. He takes Temodar for five days straight. That is followed by 23 days off. Temodar is chemo in pill form. After what oncologists call the SOC (standard of care), patients then…

No doubt

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself.” ~ Alan Alda There were times as a dental hygienist I thought I couldn’t be effective.ย  Before I met my firstborn, I had reservations about being a good parent.ย  Recently, I’ve felt I could not go on, move forward, in the life we now…

The very best good

I visited my doctor last week. After my exam we talked. She asked how I am doing. She knows my world has turned dark. I shared with her my coping mechanisms. Calm, a motivational site on Instagram, has been most helpful. A quick burst of cheer and positivity, it also offers thinking messages. I’m rereading…

Mr. Big Boy knows

They say pets know. They can tell when their master is ill, or when something is wrong; they seem to have a sense about what is going on in our lives. I have to say that with our Russian Blue, I agree. Meet Gandalf, otherwise known as Mr. Big Boy. He’s tipped the scales at…

“So, they got it, right?”

A couple of weeks ago I was asked this question by a well-meaning acquaintance in the grocery store. The question came after I told him Bruce had surgery. I didn’t mention there were two, that twice they’ve cut into my husband’s skull. He cares. People care. I understand this. What ISN’T understood is that glioblastoma…