Monday, May 6, 2013


Dancing with Alex - Summer 2011
Well here we are at post #62 already!  I hope that this blog has been good for my readers so far.  I am really enjoying writing and sharing and I think it has been somewhat of a healing process as well.  We are now at the point in my journey where I am about halfway through my chemo treatments.  It really is quite a journey when you break it down into short pieces like this.  Sometimes I can’t believe that all of this stuff actually happened to me.

You may have noticed that the title of every post is actually a song title.  Searching for the right title is fun because I find myself listening to a wide variety of songs that I haven’t heard in ages or that I might be hearing for the first time.  There is something about a song that might remind you of a certain person, or a time in your life or a place you have visited.  Music is simply special.  It was my son Alex’s idea to use the song titles as a blog title and to add the video clips of that song at the end of each post.  He is very musical as well and has played piano and guitar over the years.  I understand he is a pretty good dancer as well (must take after his Dad).
Today I am taking a break from the story and making a second playlist of the last 30 song titles I have used.  As I said for the first playlist back in February, every journey needs music.  A road trip is synonymous with music from 8 tracks to cassettes to CDs to iPod and Bluetooth.  I love music.  All kinds of music. 

Anyway, here is a recap of the last 30 song titles for you.  It makes for an interesting playlist!

We’re All On Drugs (Weezer)
Bad Blood (Neil Sedaka)
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson)
Devil Inside (INXS)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
I’ve Been Thinking About You (London Beat)
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (Nancy Sinatra)
Working 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
The Healer (John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana)
Whip My Hair Back & Forth (Willow Smith)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker)
She’s Got The Look (Roxette)
I Gotta Be Me (Sammy Davis Jr)
Bringing Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)
Home (Phillip Phillips)
It Takes Two (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock)
Run for Life (Melissa Etheridge)
Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran)
Funky Cold Medina (Tone Loc)
Changes (David Bowie)
Jar of Hearts (Christina Perri)
Stop and Stare (One Republic)
Wake Me Up  (Wham)
Super Freak (Rick James)
Talk to Me (Stevie Nicks)
I Get Knocked Down (Chumbawamba)
Night Fever (The BeeGees)
All By Myself (Celine Dion)
Invisible (Bruce Hornsby)
So Lonely (The Police)

I really hope that you are enjoying my blog and that you might be learning something or gaining some perspective as to what others experience after a breast cancer diagnosis.  Please don’t be shy to leave a comment or ask a question or just say hi!  Even song suggestions would be most welcome!

Thanks to you all for your support and for continuing to read and share my story.


  1. pssss, I'm always following you, your blog is wonderful, scary to read at times, but you (as always)somehow alsways finds a way to put a quirky spin on your difficult journey.

    I have a song for you, not sure if it would fit in your next blogs....

    don't laugh, I used to be quite weird in my music gendre whily growing up....

    Days are numbers by Alan Parsons Project ''the very best of the Alan Parsons Project album'' Also liked ''When I break down'' & ''don't let it show'' by them as well.

    then again....I still like Kate Bush! go figure!

    we are so due for super.....Alex has to come and see how good John is at drums!

    The Croates

    1. Bonjour "Croates"! Thanks for the song suggestions and I will definitely keep them in mind for future posts. It was nice to talk to you the other night. Hope to see you guys soon! Take care.


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