Surround Yourself With Those You Adore

I adore my grandson.  His name is Hudson.  Lately, I have had problems walking, sitting and lying down.  My back, since I was diagnosed with bone cancer, attacked and fractured seven vertebrae.  My life as I knew it is now long gone. I need help getting out of bed, standing up from a chair.  So, taking care of Hudson alone is hard.  He is an active 4 year old.  Luckey, he is smart and follows directions.  Our time together makes my day.  I spoil him as much as I can.  Without Hudson, There would be a hole in my heart.  He gives me purpose, and without purpose what do you have?   Nothing.DSCN0012 (2)


My name is Mary, and I have lung and spine cancer. I am lucky, the type of cancer I have is treatable with a special Chemotherapy drug called, Tarceva.  So, after months of pain, my body has been given a reprieve.

I did not come back to life unscathed, the doctors waited to long to diagnose my condition.  They did not expect me to make it out of the hospital.  I lived, but was left  with permanent nerve damage to my right hand, and nerve pain radiating down both my arms and my legs.    I am truly thankful to be alive, and know it could have been a lot worse.

Now what?  This blog is my person journey “life with Cancer?”  What next?