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One Year Cancer Free Today!

"You're cancer free, Kathi" my surgeon said. I was waking up from surgery, groggy but aware of the recent assault on my body, as if from a distance. Gotta admit, the pain stepped in front of the awesome news that…

Cancer: My Greatest Teacher

A year ago, right about now, I stood up and felt a pain at the top of my left leg. I felt two lumps. My heart sank. I knew something wasn't right.

And so it began, my journey down…

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All Clear

My third set of scans came back Cancer free! Whew! 
The stress of having regular scans to check for any new recurrence has demanded I develop a mental agility and inner strength to navigate myself through it.  
They are easily…

Cancer Road: Our Broken Health Care System

Our Broken Health Care System

I get a denial letter every time my Dr. asks for any treatment needed for Cancer.

I have learned to not react to these letters. My doctors office has to submit these requests…

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A Hard Days Night

It's magical when you fall so in love that it directs the course of your life.

The Beatles.

I first heard The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan show. My sister somehow got my mother's permission to wake me…

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Firsts

First Scans  All clear! No Cancer! Whew Hoo!

I did the scans on Monday and got the results on Thursday.

Talk about Thy will be done.

I applied for the WTC 911 victim fund for people who…

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Eva Cassidy

I had heard her sing before and knew she was good. This past weekend my brother in law Jerry played me a few of her songs and I was really blown away. I heard she died young. 

I had…

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My Post Op Journey Hello Sit Ups

I started doing them again. First time since surgery in May.

Fantastic! I've never appreciated or enjoyed them this much!

https://www.wikihow.com/Do-Sit-Ups   (lol)

Rebounder  mini trampoline

So good for your lymph system and so much fun!

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The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity to

Accept the things I cannot change.

The Courage to change the things I can.

And the Wisdom to know the difference.

 

The Serenity prayer is one of the most…

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"Knock Knock." "Whose there?" "Mortality."

"What the. ...?" Eyes wide. Jaw dropping.

"Sorry but, You have the wrong person." I say sternly.

"Are you Kathi McGunnigle?" it asks, glancing at a tattered scroll.

"Yes." I respond hesitantly.

"You're on the list."…

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The World Outside What Would Gandhi Do?

I have had to limit my exposure to the world outside because I need to heal.

But some things slip though. Somethings, I can not turn from as much as I would like to not know.

Words can…