Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm still here

It's amazing how fast your blog gets neglected once you are back into the swing of things.  I went back to work in the middle of July and here it is almost October and no posts!
Important things that happened since my last post:

My oldest step-daughter started college !!!
My sophomore step-daughter made varsity volleyball!
My son started middle school and joined the local select soccer league which means practice, practice, practice!

I ran 2 5K's - the Pink Arrow Quiver in 41:19 and the Susan G Komen West Michigan Race for the Cure in 35.48!

My hubs bought me a banner to commemorate my cancer journey and it hung on Main Street for 2 months.

I started taking bellydance classes and also dropped in on some bollywood dance classes (SOO much fun!)

My hubs and I decided to take the intensive 3 month Yoga teacher training in Lansing starting in January.  I am planning on becoming a certified yoga intructor.

I got two baby angora bunnies in March , one of which passed away suddenly last month at 6 months old, and then got another 5 month old chocolate colored English/French angora cross who is gynormous!

I have bleached my hair (which is growing in curly)  platinum blonde and also pink on two different occasions

I have spoken to 1200 High School students about Cancer and what our Pink Arrow Pride program means to me.

I've gotten 2 more survivor bracelet on my left wrist and a 1/4 sleeve of Hanuman, the hindu monkey diety on my right arm!  I'm just waiting for the color.  Life is too short to not do what we want to do!

And I've been continuing to go to Herceptin chemo every 3 weeks until November when I'll be able to get my port out!!!

All this and working full time, too.

I realize I need to really keep up on the blog.
I don't want people thinking that once you are done with chemo, you are done with life, or cancer either!

I'm still here, living my life, albeit with a lot more attention to doing what makes me happy, not letting my job get to me too much and appreciating all the support and love that I still get from the important people in my life.

Hopefully, it will not be another 3 months before I post again!

until then~  "Seek Peace, then pursue it!" (from psalms 34: something._


I was hoping to add pictures to correspond to all the events I mentioned in this post, but I realized that day would never come.  I'll try to add a few into upcoming blogs so that these past few months don't just fade away.  ~ P (still badass!)


  1. I'm glad things are going well for you. I've lurked for a while (friends with Victoria & in the SCA) and have been rooting for you the last couple of years. Nice to see a post from you!



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  3. Hey :)

    I am so glad you're doing better. You need to check your messages on will be looking forward to your response.

    Till then best wishes


  4. So glad to see a post from you! I have been thinking of you often!

    So much has gone on for you in 3 months!

    I am heading back to work in a month and I am feeling nervous about it, too.

    I watched your U-TUBE speech and cried. You did a great job!

    Thank you again for walking in my honor. It was very special to me!

  5. Check out the I'm still here cancer ribbon at:

  6. Yay! Glad to see you're doing well. Congrats on the running - feels good, doesn't it?


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