When you wake up one day
and big chunks of your hair are falling out
because you’ve had your first dose of chemotherapy
and your chest aches
and it is hard to move freely
because you’ve had your breasts removed
and you have ugly scars all over the place
and you know everything is about to get a lot worse
you can crawl into the corner and put a bag over your head and scream
or you can put on a really cheesy pop song
and dance really poorly
even though your plastic surgeon would probably not be too pleased
Sometimes, you just make a choice.
23 thoughts on “throwback thursday”
Steph – i just wanted to let you know that the stuff people spray on mirrors at shiva houses is that ‘fake snow’ stuff that people decorate with a christmas time. Someone can probably find some for you at a craft store or walmart or something. (You could also have fun with it and just paint your mirrors with washable paint! On a day you have energy, in preparation for a day when you don’t.)
wow all i can say is you are quite the dancer. You just make everyone want to get up an dance. You are the reason people want to get up and face the world. love and big kisses Rhoda an Sherwin
Nice moves! Nice choice!
Dance away beautiful girl!
Thank you thank you thank you! Xxx
love love love it!!! You made my day!!! I am so happy to see you shaking your tush!!
Love to you all ❤
Don’t think there is a cooler chick out there than you….love your blog..I’m in awe of you.
I like your choice. Heres to you and others like you choosing to dance in the face of challenge and adversity. Heres to awkward dancing at its finest. And heres to keeping it real – cause who would believe you if you didnt!
You are an energetic dancer!!!!! Your blogs seem to be helping the world!!!! Keep them coming!!!!
Dance like nobody’s watching!!
Cousins Michele, Mike, Kate, Maddy and Patrick xo
totally awesome! I’m gonna get up and do the same thing!!
From now on we call it the chemo tushie ,lv unc jack aunt fran.
Keep on dancin” 🙂 XOXOXOXOXOX
Wow! All we can say is that we’re glad you made the choice to dance in the midst of treatment. You are such a graceful dancer. We all know from your posts that there are plenty of down moments, which are to be expected, especially during the chemo treatments. However, we continue to be impressed by your spirit and resilience.
Marilyn and Bobby
Love the dance! My daughter ROCKS!
your daughter is unbeliveable. She is a combo of you and todd. You have done a beautiful job raising your family. love rhoda and sherwin
Love the photo! Dance away girl, glad to see you look happy! Have a wonderful Holiday weekend! 🙂
Time for the Ellen show…you can give her a run for her money
Love the moves, Steph! I hope watching this clip makes you want to groove, despite whatever crap is going on.
I love you more each day – YOU GO GIRL! Dance and the world just becomes brighter and more beautiful!
Oy girl. I am rooting for u
Thanks I needed that….chemo two weeks ago Hair is now falling out…feeling sorry for myself…thanks for the kick in the butt…
I don’t know ya…but I love ya! Love the dance!