F@%k Cancer, Part 6

She's not getting any better. Back in August when the tumor, which looks like two masses, they told us she had three to six months to live without chemo or radiation treatments. We are on month four of six, in hospice care, waiting for the 9.0 earthquake inside her head that erases her from existence.... Continue Reading →

F@%K Cancer, Part 4

She's not herself anymore. Six weeks ago she was talking, walking and making plans to conquer the world. Today, she sits in a hospital bed confused, not knowing who is whom or why are all those people going to see her. The decline was steep, relentless and ruthless. First the seizures became more frequent but... Continue Reading →

My Mom, The Colonel

Many times I have alluded to my mom's military approach to our upbringing and her inherent drive to succeed despite being a woman in a position of power. There is an element of her personality that made her adept for this path that I rarely mention, her grit, a trait that she boldly instilled in... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 2

"Lilo is coming?" She kept asking me about my sister as she stalled for time to remember my name. The gorgeous smile that came with that question had a hint of quiet apprehension, because I wasn't supposed to be there. My presence wasn't unwelcomed, nevertheless she must have realized something was awry. "Do you know... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer!

62 years. Is this all we get? She was supposed to grow old and gray. Maybe even die peacefully in her sleep at age 102, after reaping the rewards of the years she saved for retirement, for our colleges. Damn, she even saved for the grandkids that life never meant to deny her; the children... Continue Reading →

The Zach Diaries: 11 mos Update

Zach has been with us for eleven months now. Wow! Time flew by so fast. 😀 He has been the best decision we have ever made work after getting married. It hasn't been all bubbles and rainbows but we enjoy it to the fullest even when sleep is being interrupted. We don't know why he... Continue Reading →

Zach and the Big C

A few weeks ago Rescue Pup revealed to Zach's followers that one of his tests came back as inconclusive for malignant mast cell tumor cancer.  This means that a biopsy must be performed to validate if in fact it is MCT and how severe his condition may be. While we all decide how to proceed... Continue Reading →

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