About Me

On March 27, 2014, I found out I had kidney cancer that had spread to my lungs.  After surgery to remove my left kidney the diagnosis was confirmed – stage IV renal cell carcinoma.

Here is the story of my life without a kidney.

Family, hiking, quilting, knitting, geocaching,organizing, coding.

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but you sound like a strong person with a great attitude. The demons will crash in sometimes, and I’ve found that you just have to honor those feelings, shed a few tears for your situation and move on. I wish you all the best with your journey.

    • Thank you! I’ve had some times where I just have to cry for a while. I let it happen, and then try to find the happy things in my life (not a really difficult task)

  2. Hi Lisa, your mom gave me the link to your blog. I’ve been following you through her FB page. I introduced myself to you last fall at their party, but with so may people around, I doubt you remember me. I have been Joan’s massage therapist in the past, yoga classmate, current school district employee. I appreciate your way with words! And I wish you all the best. When you make it back up this way, please consider letting me offer you some Reiki! Peace.

    • Hi AnneMarie, I would love to take you up on your kind offer. I’m hoping to get up there sometime this summer. After commuting up there on a weekly basis for much of last year, it’s weird to have spent so much time away this year. I’m glad to meet you here, and look forward to getting to meet you again in person eventually!

  3. Hi LIsa: I feel like you and I share many similarities. Funny how well you express how I feel! LOL Looking forward to getting to know you better! Sending hugs your way!

    • It looks like I’m only a few months ahead of you in this (stupid, stupid) journey. And while I wish you weren’t on it, too, I’m really glad that some of what I write resonates with you. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone else, but I’m glad to not be alone on this road. Keep in touch!

  4. I think what you are doing is great. It’s brave, personal, and substantial. I wish you good fortune on your journey – and I shall be interested in how and what you are doing.

  5. Hi Wendy, Thank you for your feedback. I am hoping that my blog will allow friends, family, and the world at large to follow my progress. But even more so, I hope that I can connect with other people with cancer, so that none of us have to be lonely as we go through this.

  6. Hi Lisa 🙂

    (I didn’t find your email so here it is :/)

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via email?
    My email sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffTWanderland

  7. Hi Lisa, I just found your blog (I was drawn in by the title because I also only have one kidney–I’m a living donor) and I want to say that I hope your are coping as well as you can and even though we’ve never met I’m thinking good thoughts for you. Enjoy your adventures and achieve what you can!

  8. Hi Lisa, I just met you at the meeting tonight and I wish you the very best. I truly believe your strong will to survive for your family will allow you to keep pushing through this. God bless. Cindy

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