Happy First Day of the Rest of Our Lives! Yesterday, we received the mind bendingly amazing news that Dave is in remission from Stage Three Colorectal Cancer. Our daughter made a celebratory “F*ck Cancer” cake, and we shared the news far and wide. I have literally not felt this happy since well before we finally had a diagnosis for his health troubles in December 2018.
There will be no more treatment. No more chemo. We are now at the recovery phase. The recovery and monitor phase where we can see how he does over the next three months. The phase where we focus our attention on the ileostomy and life with an ostomy pouch. I have both of my kids with me – albeit hanging out with their friends. My husband is working on his wood burning, for the amount of energy he can expend, and I feel at peace.
I hope you all have a relaxing weekend! I hope that whatever pain you are going through will resolve itself in a way that also brings you peace.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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