Dream On





a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.



experience dreams during sleep.



a frightening or unpleasant dream.


I love to sleep and I’m thankful for this because I sleep a lot. I’m a night owl and usually drift off to sleep around 2:00am. I’m most definitely not a morning person and the morning is when I enjoy sleeping the most. Friends know not to call me before 11:00am. I will not answer.

I dream quite a bit during my sleep and often remember those dreams. Some dreams make me happy like when I dream of my parents or vacationing somewhere tropical with Mark. I wake with a big smile on my face. Some dreams make me sad like having advanced breast cancer. Oh, wait…..that’s not a dream, that’s my life.

I’ve been dealing with breast cancer since August 2010. It was 2013 when the cancer cells in my body decided to wake, probably from a nice dream, and have one hell of a party. Since then, I feel like my life is one big dream, or more like a nightmare. Wake me up, please!

It was a nightmare when I was too weak and tired to take a shower, or walk up the stairs, or eat, or had to sleep 17 hours a day, felt nauseous, could not drive, was hospitalized, recieved many blood transfusions, missed my children’s important events, and more. These were agonizing times and I wanted someone to wake me up from my nightmare. I wanted my life to be the way it was before August 2010.

In a sense I did wake up. This is the life I was given and I could be miserable or I could continue to live. I chose to live. 

I will say that I don’t think about what my life would be had I never gotten cancer. I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason….good or bad. Yes, I believe I was meant to get breast cancer. I am using my experiences living with metastatic breast cancer to educate about this disease. 

These days I am feeling well, well enough to go on vacation to my happy place, Walt Disney World, along with Mark, Michaela and Max. How can you not be happy at WDW?  



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