Monday, January 25, 2016

#451 Caregivers=Priceless

Lunch break on our hike.

I have said it many times--I could not do as well as I am doing living with cancer without the help of my lovable husband.  He is constantly by my side, watching out for me, listening to the doctor's instructions, worrying too much and taking up the slack when I am spent.  Never complaining but I can see it in his eyes--"What's next, what will be around the corner for us and can I keep going?"

The following article addresses what our caregivers must endure.  We wish it could be an easier task but it is what it is.  Kudos to any caregiver out there and know that every little thing you do for us is a gift that, unfortunately, can not be reciprocated.

Tough job no one should have to take on but thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing it.  Now go take a break--we will be okay.

From the Huffington Post--Secondhand Cancer

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Monday, January 18, 2016

# 450 Eureka!

A couple of metsters loving life.

Cancer makes me sick.  Really, it makes me raging sick to my stomach that so many are dying, so many; and yet life goes on for anyone not touched by this disease (which, unfortunately, is increasingly becoming a smaller number).  I'd like to hold up a stop sign and give us a little more time before one more succumbs to this disease.

It is a helpless feeling that we rely on talented researchers who rely on grant money who rely on fundraisers who rely on generous folks who will give us more precious moments with our families.  A precarious tightrope that we are forced to walk--will there be a cure in our lifetime, will the next drug make the cancer disappear, will a researcher cry, "Eureka! I've found it"?

Encouraging words came from President Obama's call to action with VP Joe Biden leading the way but we need to act now and fast and...hurry up doggone it, because we need a cure for this *&^^%$ disease.

113 will die today.  113 times all the people who loved those 113 will equal thousands of people who are devastated over the loss of that special person in their life.  We can make this stop once and for all.  Go to METAvivor and ACS will help! and put up that stop sign to prevent one more motherless child, one more heartache for a family.  You can be part of the solution by sharing this post with your friends and their friends and on and on and on.

Read Dr. Love's article on the next step.  Is Metastatic Breast Cancer Really Incurable?

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Monday, January 11, 2016

# 449 Step Up

Mets Monday is almost over but I still have time to post this fascinating video.  It's time for the public to step up and save us.

Watch Metavivor post and then donate at to keep us alive.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

#448 A Day in the Pool


Mets Monday and time to get in shape both mentally and physically for the new year.  My friend, Erin, shared this gem and it rings true for the swimmers in the world.  Time to go out and get into your suit--you won't regret it.

Read this fascinating

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

#447 Not Really a Goodbye

See ya!

After considerable thought I have decided this new year to cut back on a number of things in my life.

Calories --first on the list after this wonderful mouth stuffing--can't get enough-- December food. My clothes and the scale will appreciate the sacrifice.

Worrying--doesn't make a difference if I do it or not so save myself the headache and for Pete's sake, Stop!

Procrastinating--I'll do it tomorrow is done.  Get going on it NOW!

There are probably a hundred more things I could reduce in my life but the one I deliberated the longest was to stop writing this daily blog or at least publishing it.  I'll continue Mets Mondays and maybe throw in an occasional "Rob" story, but thinking ahead to writing 7329 more blogs finally put me over the edge and sealed the deal to end this saga.

A new baby and a wedding to plan might have had something to do with it but it is time for me to move on, get away from this computer and completely engage in this thing called life.  I'll continue to write every day because the written word is comforting to me but broadcasting daily on the internet will be a thing of the past.

To my faithful readers, thank you for hanging in there, "liking" a few of my posts and sharing when I put out the plea for more money.  I'll be back once a week but it's time for all of us to take a breather from my nagging and educating and soliciting. You definitely "get it" when it comes to cancer and the forgotten metsters.

447--not quite 7777 but 447 more than when I started fifteen months ago.

Now go make this day matter.

Of course I have to put out one more shout to raise funds--go to and make cancer say it has had enough and won't be back.

We will continue to update my swims on my website and also on my Facebook page, One Woman Many Lakes, so you haven't heard the last of me yet.

Thanks for reading and caring for #447 blogs.  You are all the best!

Friday, January 1, 2016

#446 Hip Hap New Year!

How convenient that New Year's is on a Friday so it is...Fav Friday today.

# 81 Happy New Year!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
                                                        By William Arthur Ward

Oh William Arthur Ward, a simple poem that precisely fits the incoming year. 

Happy New Year to all!

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