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LadyVroom

Oakland, California
I'm a 30-something professional woman who's mother & brother were both diagnosed with Grade 3Astrocytoma tumors within about a week of each other. My mother's tumor is in her brain, and my brother's tumor is in his spinal cord, causing him to lose feeling in his arms & legs. These writings are about my experiences dealing with them, coping, loving them, loving myself, and living my life knowing that they are both dying. I hope you find inspiration and courage from my writings to... Full Bio
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Stanley Cup for Cancer: Everything Update by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Holy moly! Long time..er, no blog? Uh, chat?  Whatever. From before Halloween til now it's been non-stop Life, primarily my creative writing class (now completed), ... Read on »
Stanley Cup 4 Cancer Update: How do you spell relief? D-U-S-T by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer How do I begin to describe Burning Man? Well, DUST was the biggest factor. Dust factored into everything. I had never experienced so much dust in my entire life. My roomm ... Read on »
Cancer: the meshing of art & athletics by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thank you for your patience, dear readers, as I drop back into Earth's orbit after a wild & woolly ride to Black Rock City, NV for Burning Man 2010.  I know everyone is fein ... Read on »
Project & family update by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Hockey Wowza. It's been such a jam-packed couple of weeks, I haven't had any time for a blogpost. The Flammable Stanley Cup for Cancer project is going really well! So far, there ... Read on »
Thoughts on Grief by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Hockey "Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it.  We anticipate (we know) that someone close to us could die, but we do not look beyond the few days or week ... Read on »
Quick digression on the Blackhawks by LadyVroom 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Hockey I've been following the Chicago Blackhawks season since January, when I was flat on my back with a whiplash. It's been a great distraction from all the emotional upheaval i ... Read on »
Mexico: the easy side by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The good part about being with my mom in Mexico, was everybody rushed to our aid. They saw me & my aunt struggling to get Mom in & out of the car, and ran to help us. Mexica ... Read on »
Mexico: the hard side by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It's been several weeks since I returned from Mexico, but began cranking away at work almost instantly.  But, that's ok - I'm hatching my escape plan. The trip was harder ... Read on »
Olympics by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's amazing what the gold medal men's hockey round and a couple glasses of wine will do. While traveling in Europe battling wind storms & mayhem to get to my destinatio ... Read on »
Two Dozen Hot Pokers by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I  *heart*  acupuncture.  Even though the needles often feel like hot pokers all over my back, they really work. As many of my friends know, this whiplash injury ... Read on »
Homage to Grandma by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of my grandmother's passing, my dad's mom. I had forgotten all about it, even after posting to another person's blog about her own grand ... Read on »
Intensity by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain This ain't no Calvin Klein perfume ad, folks. This is the real deal. You know how people use common phrases to talk about their current state like, "I was so nervous", ... Read on »
Julie and Julia by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On the recommendation of my aunt, I rented "Julie & Julia" the other night. It was really cute, but also inspiring. The "making of" special feature on the DVD really ... Read on »
Whiplash: A Gift by LadyVroom 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I'm finally on the mend, and feeling able to talk about my experience of this whiplash injury. It had been quite an intense time, so, I'll break up the posts into thought modu ... Read on »
Mom & Bro Update by LadyVroom Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just realized I talk  a lot  about myself on this blog, but there have been lots of good things going for my mom & brother. My brother finally skied before Christmas! ... Read on »