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Cancer Update: For The Win!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious | 3 comments

If you’re following along at home, I have good news. Had a new round of scans not long ago. These things have become routine. We know the deal: where to park, what hospital entrance to go in, how to navigate the warren of labyrinthian hallways between the place you go for CT scans and the place you go for MRIs. We know where there is cell service and which receptionists are the nicest. They say once you get really familiar with something, it’s time to move on. Or maybe it’s me...

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No More Pollyanna

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious, What Cancer Feels Like | 4 comments

Oh god oh god oh god I’ve been lying. About my condition. To you and to myself. Sure, yes, my physical condition is better than it was. Certainly from a year ago — even from six months ago — there’s been an improvement. Big improvement. From hardly standing to yay-the-yoga. All the things I said in my last post are true. Except…I put a way more positive spin on things than was real. For many reasons, and I’ll spill them all here I promise. I need to talk about...

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The One About My Body; or, My Body Rocks Nine Ways

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious, What Cancer Feels Like | 2 comments

Hello you beauties! It’s time for a little tête-à-tête. Here, have some Valentine’s Day chocolate while I sip my tea and tell you about all the exciting things my body is doing. You may recall last fall I had scans and they were good news. Good news in my brain and good news in my bod. But here’s some stuff you don’t know, an update to the last time I wrote about this stuff: 1. I’m gaining weight. Kahuna calls me a horker. He’s kidding, of course, but...

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CANCER UPDATE: Brain MRI & Power in Numbers

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing | 4 comments

All right, Magic. I believe in you. No, really. I’m a believer. I also believe in taking a stand. Being one’s best authority. Not giving up. Overcoming challenges against huge odds. I believe in love. In the amazing hearts of people. In our infinite capacity to heal. In limitless possibility. Today’s date:  11-12-13.  At 9:10 am, on 11-12-13, I lay inside an MRI tube while machines whirred and clunked and took images of my magnificent brain. I spoke to Parvati, to Lakshmi,...

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Cancer Update: PET-CT Scan and the Power of Group Magic

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious | 0 comments

Hello Loves, A week ago yesterday I had a PET scan. Partly as a diagnostic tool — I’ve never had one and they reveal valuable information about the metabolic activity of cancer in the body, plus often light up teeny areas not easily seen on other types of scans — and partly as a checkup, a how’m-I-doing evaluation. I was not nervous going in, and in fact felt pretty awesome about it. A little help….? The night before the scan, the Divine gave me the idea to ask for a...

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Cancer Goddess Update: How Survivor Became Thriver

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious | 9 comments

14 months ago, doctors told me I had fewer than 6 months to live. More like 3 months, really, considering how advanced my disease was. Three months. If I had listened to and believed my doctors, I would have died almost a year ago. Those doctors didn’t know who they were dealing with. Deep inside, I didn’t take my diagnosis seriously. How could I? I knew in my bones they were wrong, I wasn’t dying — wasn’t going to die — but I didn’t yet know how to make true,...

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