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5 Years Ago (a story of cancer, remission, and learning to trust)

5 years ago on July 25th, 2007 Keith and I sat like two old people on Ender’s Island in Mystic and those infamous words came out of his mouth: So, are we getting married, or what?! I said yes and we both hobbled back to the car (I was awaiting surgery on my left ankle,…

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I’m a Fallen Heroine

I always thought of myself as a strong person – someone who could handle anything without crumbling. When I read Patsy Clairmont’s quote this morning I had to laugh at how much life has changed. I realized how tart I become when inconvenienced. It doesn’t take much of a breeze to topple me. I want…

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I Let Anger Hold Me Captive

I haven’t given an anxiety or Zoloft update recently. I’m back on Zoloft and so thankful because I was really struggling to manage the emotions of pregnancy and changing lifestyles (leaving my job, becoming a mom, etc). Now that I’m back on Zoloft, life has gotten bumpy again; news has started to spread that my…

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Choosing Joy

Joy has been on my mind a lot lately. Those of you who know Keith and I personally know that we haven’t had the easiest go of it. Med school, residency, cancer, grad school, moving across country, ER visits, losing a home, losing a car, more sickness, etc. There always seems to be another challenge…

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