Category Archives: cancer

three

In the three years since my diagnosis with stage 3 colon cancer (it’s a strange anniversary, isn’t it?), I have co-parented two wonderful children, been a partner (sometimes, I will say, a great one, other times, a needs improvement one), … Continue reading

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releasing

Y’all, summer when you’re a professor is supposed to be more laid back. Or, so I’m told. And, really, I cannot complain because I do have the most wonderful job on earth (seriously. When I was in Urbana, I had … Continue reading

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writing

Two years ago, I had a New Year’s resolution to write about having cancer for publication. I’ve tried my hand and memoir-type writing, and it turns out that I kind of suck at it. It’s really hard. I’m not trained … Continue reading

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lines

On Sunday, I was giving sweet Trudy a bubble bath, and she had a scratch running down her belly–likely from my own ring. I asked her what happened. Her reply? As she pointed to my (clothed) belly, “I have a … Continue reading

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it’s all relative

You know when you feel the change in your body, going from perfectly fine (or, maybe not perfectly, what with the morning sore throats and needing to get a little more sleep) to kinda sick? No? I felt the sneeze … Continue reading

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crash

Today is one of the Fridays a month that I keep Trudy’s buddy and Trudy, and the morning has been filled with sweet 2.5 year old-ness. They are silly and frustrating and hysterical. A favorite moment: Trudy: You wanna watch … Continue reading

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communities

So, it’s December which means lots of things: Christmas at the H Dub house is a pretty big deal, and I’m already stupid excited. It also means, exams and final grades and making sure syllabi are prepped and to the … Continue reading

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good

I am clearly procrastinating the mountain of grading/writing, house cleaning (I did do a huge pile of dishes. That counts, right?) that I should be doing by writing here, but you know what? It’ll get done. Are you ever moved … Continue reading

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working through it

Man, Monday mornings are hard. This semester, I am teaching an 8 o’clock class, so Jess drops me off early. It reminds me of my elementary school teacher days when I would arrive at the building before anyone else, walk … Continue reading

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funny/not funny/funny

Some things that I find humorous: As I said on fb yesterday, teaching Trudy to blow her nose. I said the sentence, “make your nose long like an elephant!” Yeah, she had the same look on her face that you … Continue reading

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