Welcome (Again)

The Second Marathon (Triathlon?  Iron Man?):

Saturday, January 26, 2016 I was diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer.  It has spread into my brain, bones and liver.  And so, another sudden journey begins.  I am not sure where it will lead, but I already know there are a lot of good stories here.   Most of my life, I lived in California, USA.  From 2011-2015 I lived in Germany.  It was there that I was diagnosed and treated with my initial Breast Cancer.  But, now, only 3 months into our move to London, I have this new diagnosis. Once again, I find myself in need of an outlet, and with a desire to share my experiences and knowledge with others.  I intend to laugh and learn and share and grow.  And, I hope you will come and laugh and learn and share and maybe grow a little, too.  I intend, as always, to include anecdotes, information, insights about the differences among US/German/UK medical systems, and so forth.    I will be as involved and as healthy as I can be for as long as I can be.  Please feel free to comment and check in as the mood hits you.

The First Marathon:

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 I found out that I have breast cancer.  Sunday, April 21, 2013 I started this blog.  It may grow and evolve over time.  But, for now it has two purposes.

  1. To give me an outlet- I plan to write about the entire process, because, frankly, I don’t think I could not do that!  For family and friends wanting a quick check in to see where I am at this stage of the game, this will be an easy 1-stop place to check.
  2. I hope to use it as a clearing house for useful information, websites, etc that I come across that may help other women or families face similar challenges going forward.  I tend to be a collector of information, so I might as well offer up what I find and experience to be of use to anyone else who cares to take a glance.

I don’t know what this journey will be like.  But, I have a feeling I may have some things to say along the way.  So, please feel free to browse, lurk, comment, email me, etc.  For the latest, click on “Blog Posts” above.


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