Port of call-for the Port

This is the final port of call-for the port. Time to scuttle the metal that has traveled with me for over 5 years. It served its purpose, delivering life-saving chemo drugs (Carbo, Taxol, Gemzar, Avastin, and various  blood draws. My last PET Scan showed good news…no hyper metabolic activity. (broken rib from falling/coughing? …but no cancer)

I don’t know why….but that was it.

Dr. D and I agree it was time for my little friend to go.

I was thinking about Neo in the Matrix (go to the end of the scene-worth it!):


But the doc assured me it would not be that traumatic.

Pre-game Positivity
The critical care sign was a bit dramatic

Finally, it is out! I think a necklace would be a good plan! My Trophy!

Power Port-cleaned up

Thanks to the Kym Roley Support Team (KRST) who waited in the freezing waiting room (Ross, Lesli, and Ben.) Ben and Lesli made me a little brekkie when I got back home.

In the Book Thank God It’s Monday, Roxanne Emmerich says, “I don’t care how many hours you work, how many obstacles you hit. Just show me the baby-I want to see the result.”

The Result is now! Time to focus forward!!

Each year I choose #OneWord to focus on for the following year:







What is your One Word for 2018?


Breaking up with Cancer-#neverstop

Breaking up with Cancer…

….._What to consider when ending your relationship

(Oh wait…that is for the Astrological Cancer sign)

I’m calling it. Over….done….owarimashtahallasfinito

  • How do you know when the end is really the end? Actually, you don’t. Move forward anyway!
  • What to consider
    • Yes, Cancer will always carry emotions….beginning, middle and end. Allow yourself to feel the emotions. Each time a new friend or friend of a friend is diagnosed or re-diagnosed, you re-live the shock and awe of the original diagnosis all over again. Even when it’s over, it doesn’t feel like it’s over. Making a clean break is a good plan. You may have to go back in the relationship, but isn’t it better just to be over and done?
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    How to keep going? Keep moving!
  • Get your port out!
  • What?
  • Yes, get your port out!
  • Maybe losing the port is like getting rid of crutches…
Power Port

Yes, it will leave a scar.

Yes, it is a minor surgery.

No, general anesthesia is not required.

When should we do it? December 22….Christmas gift!

We keep moving forward! Motivation is seeing my 84 year-old father fishing in 25 degree weather. #Neverstop


2018 will be a positive year of good health, family, and friendships!

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Grab life by the handlebars.