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 not ovarian cancer}, I’ve been reflecting on my purpose. With so much change in the past year, my prayers … Continue reading Quarter 9/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

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

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 6/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

A Happy Repeat: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 within normal limits for 5 years, I will not … Continue reading Quarter 6/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

I find that life keeps throwing me curveballs. No excuses, just sayin’… At first, I thought these changes were just me — feeling the victim, caught unawares. I don’t like feeling sorry for myself or otherwise unable to manage situations. However, in some situations we just have to take a deep breath, pray, and leave the rest to God. So, what’s been going on… Well, … Continue reading Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

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!