I haven’t blogged in a long time. Here’s the reason I’ve been quiet: in the past six months I’ve been relishing my ability to live a pretty “normal” life. Until my most recent MRI about a month ago, I hadn’t really been to the doctor for a good six months. In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty dang good since going on the ketogenic diet last November – it’s totally changed my life, giving me enough energy to go from eight in the morning to ten (or even eleven) at night. No, I’m not the energizer bunny, but I’ve really been […]
This is a fun video trailer post! My new book, Snowball Moon is out – just in time for the holidays! If you are looking for a gift for a kiddo in the 0-6 age range, you can get a copy of Snowball Moon at Amazon or your favorite local Indie Store. Or, for a signed copy (and a fun visit!) please stop by one of my two upcoming book signings in Charlottesville – I would love to see you! Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 New Dominion Book Shop The Downtown Mall Hot Cocoa Served! Saturday, December 16th from […]
I haven’t posted in awhile. I guess it’s because I’ve been out there “living my life.” This is a good thing. I’ve been to New York for vacation this summer, where I walked a slow five miles in the heat. And I’ve been to Arizona for a business trip with Marshall. And I just got back from Florida for Thanksgiving with my family. The business trip went well. New York and Florida were home exchanges, and both were really amazing! In between, I’ve been up and down energy-wise. Sometimes I feel pretty good. Other times I feel pretty tired. I’ve […]
Having brain cancer has had a wonderful way of changing my perspective on just about everything, including turning 50 today. When I turned 30 I was sad to be getting older. Today, I have no wish to be young again. I harbor little nostalgia for years gone by. I have only immense gratitude for this day, for the privilege of turning 50, for being alive. I am very, very happy to be 50. Bring it on, y’all!
I have not posted for almost two months now. I keep thinking I am just a few days away from feeling “normal,” and I delay posting until then. But normal never seems to quite get here. Sigh.Star TrekThe Star Trek convention in New York City really did wear me out. I came home utterly drained and with another infection, but very grateful and happy that I’d had enough energy to complete the trip and participate in it pretty well. It was fun and absolutely worth the effort. But it took me a round of antibiotics and a couple of weeks with my feet […]
I want to tell you a little bit about my approach to having a brain tumor – the metaphor through which I am viewing my experience. Many people interpret cancer as a fight – a battle. I am choosing a different way to think about it. My view is that it’s a journey towards wholeness. I see my brain tumor as a part of me that needs to be healed. I have begun thinking of myself as a universe in which trillions of cells live. These cells are a “we” that collectively make up “me” – Fran. We (all these cells […]