Life in Isolation

or what I like to think of it as purgatory. Yes, I’m alive and well, for the most part, but I’m not really living.  Each day is a struggle to not fall into a deep, dark depression.  I haven’t blogged in a couple months because I find it really hard right now to share these feelings […]

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So, now what?

Written November 3, 2016 I’m one week from being discharged from the hospital and am doing fairly well.  My energy levels vary each day but I am finally eating normal again and going on walks with Dad while he’s in town.  There’s this beautiful arboretum right behind the apartment.  It was founded in 1872 and […]

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You’ll turn a corner any day now

I could punch someone the next time I’m told this but then again I won’t because it’s all people I love and/or respect saying this to me.  It seems every time I post an inspirational something or other that I’m living by, the next day I get sicker than ever.  Living each day by every […]

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Just One More Breath

‘Just one more breath; not one more day, not even one more hour.. just one more breath’ was the advice I received recently from a bone marrow transplant survivor and I have lived each day with that motto.  It’s such a great piece of advice because this process can feel so suffocating and anxiety ridden […]

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For the 8th time…

When a doctor says to you ‘so for the 8th time, about dying’… It’s going to stop you in your tracks. But let me back up a few days… I was discharged from the hospital 4 days ago after 32 days inpatient, and it was a feeling of pure bliss.  I reflected on my last two […]

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Hold your breath… Now breathe

After the overwhelming feedback I had for my blog post, Ignorance is Bliss, last week and how everyone loved how real and raw it was, I will stay true to that and continue the narrative of my current reality. In preparation for my upcoming stem cell transplant scheduled for next month, I have to do a […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

After sitting on a completed blog post for nearly a week, I finally just posted it today so lucky you (!), you’ll be getting a twofer (two for one).  It seems whenever I create a post when everything is pretty much fine and dandy, it turns out, eh not so much.  The other post from […]

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Kickin It – All about treatment – Days 1 – 16

*This post was written on Saturday, August 6, 2016. It’s been just over 3 weeks since I ‘moved’ up to Boston for treatment and so much has happened.  In my last post, ‘Self Titled’, I touched on the diagnosis of my recurrence and a little about the chemotherapy and clinical trial I would be participating in. Today, again […]

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Self Titled

When I named this blog, I thought A Second Go had only one meaning… It was my A Second Go at life.  My second chance to do things a little bit differently and live with a better perspective than I had before.  To find happiness in the little things and focus on giving back to others. […]

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See you on the other side…

… of the competition.  Since it’s been, oh I don’t know, FOUR MONTHS since my last post I have to separate my topics or else this will be one endless ramble. Preface As most already know, I have accepted the nomination to run for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year campaign for Palm […]

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