C(ancer)-Word Monday

by Maren on August 26, 2013

Hey guys. I don’t have a recipe to share tonight. Max had a long day at work.

Donner is sick so we’ve gone outside about 2.3 million times today. Going outside includes walking up and down 2 flights of stairs, smelling around the plants outside for about 7 minutes before and/or after the pooping and then dragging my puppy back inside the complex. In and out. In and out. It get’s a little tiring after the 600,000th time. Poor thing just wants to go on a hike but sick puppies don’t get to hike. 

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I love cooking but sometimes it’s really nice to take a box out of the freezer, preheat the oven, and 45 minutes later enjoy a tasty dinner while watching the latest episode of Breaking Bad. 

Max and I are enjoying freezer section Pot Pies and let me tell you, it’s quite the treat. We’re kinda sighing in bliss with every bite. 

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Marie Calendar’s Chicken Pot Pies for the win! 

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Monday Momma Update

Mom is doing pretty good. She is feeling better and better from her surgery. She’s eating really healthy to boost her immune system. And I think she’s adjusting to her new life with the C word. 

I think cancer kinda changes your life. Once your Mom has cancer there is only a new normal. I can tell I’m worried a lot. My mom has chosen not to do chemo and conventional treatment I feel like we aren’t doing anything. Which makes me gravitate toward waiting for the cancer to come back. I feel like I’m waiting for bad news or waiting for the bomb to drop or something. 

After doing all the research into the type of cancer my mom has and the treatment options we realized her chances really aren’t too different if she does chemo or not. It’s a dice roll either way. I don’t want anyone to go through chemo therapy. I wouldn’t want that kind of sickness for anyone. Maybe her choice to not have chemo makes me feel like she’s giving up. I’m not sure. I just want my Mom to make the right choice and my gut reaction is that she made the wrong one. I can make sense of the choice she made. I can understand it. And hopefully, soon, I’ll get it. But, right now, I’m just constantly worried. 

The good news is that she’s starting to feel better. And that is all we can ask for right now. 

I hope you guys had a relaxing Monday. We are!!

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) August 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

You may have had a frozen pot pie for dinner, but you sure made it look extra tasty.

I think it’s good you’re writing out these feelings. Maybe one day you’ll look back and realize that you do finally ‘get it’. I liked what Sonia said on the previous post. :)


Maren August 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Kelli, I’m hoping writing about them a little here and there will help in the long run.


Jane August 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I agree with Kelli – the bowls really fancy up the pot pie. And those are delish. I’ve had them.

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom and the c word. I found out in May that my dad has cancer too (its not as far along as your moms’s but just hearing the words sucks.) If you need any one to talk to I am here! Just across the bridge near the most delicious tacos in SF.


Maren August 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm

My mom used to always give me and my brother pot pies like that, in the bowl. So now it’s just how I serve them. Thanks Jane. We’ll have to get together soon!!! Maybe do some Anthropologie shopping together.


Nikki August 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Still praying for your mama! Now I want pot pie…


Maren August 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Thanks Nikki!


Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

Your mom is definitely in my prayers! Stay strong for her.


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