Author: Kelly

Freedom or Self Torture?

Once I was in remission, I started researching and analyzing all the information and statistics of experiencing a relapse for my particular type of cancer.  The very thought of having a relapse would paralyze me and bring on a new level of fear that would overtake my mind and body.  Could I handle a relapse?  Would I survive?  Overthinking was…

Positive VS. Negative

As a cancer survivor, I feel joy and happiness to be alive, but this was not always the case.  When I was at the darkest time in my life, in the midst of my cancer battle, I learned to appreciate each day of life.  I learned that I should not take life or anything in my life for granted.  I evolved spiritually…

Loss of Taste: Curse or Blessing?

Loss of taste was one of the signs that I had cancer and then when I started chemo, it was also one of the side effects.  During my cancer battle, while I was hospitalized one of the amazing nurses brought me my favorite ice cream flavor, chocolate and I was so happy that I opened it with much anticipation.  As I…

Accident:  The Aftermath

After the accident, I had a hard time sleeping because of the intense pain, bruising and feeling of shakiness had not subsided.  Although, I only slept for about 3 hours, the next morning, I felt that I needed to take care of everything. I made several calls and send out numerous emails to inquire about the police report, check on insurance, check on car at…

Accident: Total Loss

It was just another regular Tuesday afternoon.  My workday was over therefore, I drove to pickup a family member and we were headed home.  I recall us talking and laughing as we were waiting for the light to change from red to green.  As the light changed to green, the three vehicles in front of us started to accelerate and move forward…

What’s trending?

Are you trying to fit in with your family, friends or, co-workers?  Do you think you have to follow them in order to be worthy?  Our daily lives are constantly saturated with infomercials, advertisements, and bill boards of what defines beauty, fashion, what makes you trendy. We are told what the jobs of the future are, and there is always a continuous message that we must be…

What do we all need?

Waiting too long in line, lack of attention span, reading a boring book, or working hard to get on the fast track to a promotion and not seeing progress are some of the reasons why many people are impatient, unhappy and lack satisfaction in life.  In this high tech, high speed era we expect for everything in our daily lives to move fast and we crave that instant gratification that…

Footprints of Life

Growing up, I recall constantly coming across or receiving gifts that included the poem Footprints in The Sand.  During that time, I felt joy in my heart reading that poem and knowing that God was taking care of us, but I did not fully understand the meaning of this poem.  All I knew was it was profound and it was printed on calendars, keychains and…

Cancer: Death Sentence or Salvation?

For some people, attending church and practicing religion may be a mandatory duty that is imposed upon them by their parents. Some people may have even been baptized as babies and have gone through the necessary steps dictated by a particular denomination of religion but not truly comprehend or appreciate the meaning behind the process. For instance, I was not…

Managing OCD

During my cancer battle, the chemo treatments would cause for me to have many infections.  Infections meant more fevers and medication; therefore, I inquired about what I could do in order to prevent the ongoing revolving cycle to cease.  To have to battle cancer and repetitive infections was exhausting and taking a toll on my body.  I could not stop the chemo so I…