Quarter 9/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Another Happy Repeat:My quarterly Cancer Antigen reading was within normal limits — **Almost** Halfway!! I cannot be considered cancer-free until I’ve received 5 years of quarterly testing within the ‘normal’ limits. With the recent loss of my first best friend, to cancer no less {though no ovarian cancer}, I’ve been reflecting on my purpose. With so much change in the past year, my prayers have … Continue reading Quarter 9/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

‘To My Very Best Friend’

She was my first best friend outside my family. We were inseparable and dreamed of growing up and raising horses together. My best childhood friend lost her battle to cancer today. She drew this for me when I moved away and we remained pen pals. For years, we poured our hearts out to one another on paper – writing horse stories, life stories, and many … Continue reading ‘To My Very Best Friend’

Quarter 8/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Another Happy Repeat:My quarterly Cancer Antigen reading was within normal limits — Thankfulness In keeping up with the goofy, Instagram selfie images, here’s an image of my husband and I at a Harvest/Halloween Homeschool Party 😉 #Harvest #Party for #Halloween last night — #MyHusband as a #Lego #Ninja, me always a #PinkLady 😊 #homeschoollife #familyfun […]

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Ovarian Cancer: Reflections on 2016

Holy cow! I’m shocked at how much I didn’t say, didn’t want to say, when I initially wrote my cancer story. I’m shocked at how poorly it was written. I was hurting. It was raw. I was still dealing with the emotional turmoil that is going through immediate menopause. I thought it was okay. I thought I was okay. I wasn’t. I wanted so badly … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer: Reflections on 2016

Quarter 7/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Another Happy Repeat:My quarterly Cancer Antigen reading was within normal limits — Thankfulness In keeping up with the goofy, Instagram selfie images, here’s an image of my husband and I at a Harvest/Halloween Homeschool Party 😉 #Harvest #Party for #Halloween last night — #MyHusband as a #Lego #Ninja, me always a #PinkLady 😊 #homeschoollife #familyfun A post shared by Kelly Bikurgurl (@bikurgurl) on Oct 24, … Continue reading Quarter 7/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Bikurgurl Monthly Planner/Journal, A Do-It-Yourself Guide – Step 2

Note: I started writing this post with an entirely different title and realized as I was looking for my poetic love of my Franklin Planner in days of yore {yep, that’s how I like to think of my past!} that I had actually started this guide months ago….that line in church is ringing true as ever with, “all the things I’ve left undone”! Sorry for … Continue reading Bikurgurl Monthly Planner/Journal, A Do-It-Yourself Guide – Step 2

Quarter 5/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Party On, Wayne! Party On, Garth! My quarterly Cancer Antigen reading was within normal limits – Yay! As part of my Cancer monitoring, I have quarterly blood samples taken and analyzed to determine the amount of CA-125 in my blood. This protein reading can give an indication if the cancer is growing again in my body. Until I am testing for 5 years with normal … Continue reading Quarter 5/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Lovers – The Story Behind it, Reworked Words

Reworked Words…Lovers In my haste to post my thoughts last night, I did not allow the words to marinate in my mind. With Flash Fiction, the writing may not be perfect, but the words are down – out of my monkey mind – and I can move on. With the attacks yesterday in Brussels, thinking of my own brush with my mortality {realization that life … Continue reading Lovers – The Story Behind it, Reworked Words