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Bumpy But Lovely!

Today, walking my street to sniff fragrant rose blooms was such a delight. The sun was nicely shaded by either clouds or very tall street trees. At every encounter with a rose I would pause to smell it. Every so … Continue reading

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I got the Waiting Room Blues

Wow.  Is this really happening? What time are my scans scheduled again?  

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“This one is Just Right”

Armed with a to-go cup of coffee with a heaping of milk I hollered, “I don’t know how long I’ll be; wish me luck; I love you!” Into the luxurious 2015 loaner car I plopped. Heated seats. Heated steering wheel. Automatic … Continue reading

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Big Smile

Yesterday a cluster of friends  working at Genentech left me a voicemail exclaiming”Alectinib is FDA approved!!!  ” Water pooled in my eyes. Tears of happiness. Wow. Wonderful. So Significant! Fantastico! ALK+ lung cancer patients have another option! As for me, I … Continue reading

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Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 6

Welcome to the November 6th Edition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015.  Trying to understand what is going on in November – read November 1st blog post. I am happy to connect you all with fellow lung cancer survivor Jessica … Continue reading

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Hell Yes, I’m a Movie Star!

I am amazing, damn amazing! I had faith that eventually someone would recognize my greatness!  (giggle, giggle)  Who-da-thunk it would be Genentech’s lung cancer group?  They were the reason SW and I were off to Las Vegas.  I would participate … Continue reading

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Community Center

The last few weeks I’ve been slowly figuring out Google+.  I was on the hunt for a communication tool, so I asked around.  When one of pals said, “My grandmother uses Google+ to keep up with her friends!” I knew … Continue reading

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Some Space

I now have some space between the tops of my shoulders and the bottoms of my ears. Finding out that my trial drug (alectinib) is shrinking my brain tumors was the news I needed.  I’m thrilled to say the least. … Continue reading

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Moving Through

I’m the kind of girl who likes to know where I stand at all times.  I’m often most uncomfortable when I don’t know what I think or feel on a particular topic or subject. Lately, I’ve been stuck in who-knows … Continue reading

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Great Explanation

Yesterday, I watched a great video of lung cancer expert, Dr Ross Camidge at University of Colorado.  I was referred to this video from two different blogs I read Gray Connections and A Lil Lytnin’ Around the World.  After watching the video … Continue reading

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