I'm learning that sometimes battling cancer can make you feel like a science experiment. You're always getting poked, prodded, cut and evaluated. I have scars where all cancer and healthy tissue were removed. I have a port under my collarbone where I will be given the chemotherapy drugs and a scar under my arm where lymphnodes were removed and tested. (All lymphnode were negative for cancer which means it has not spread) praise God! While it doesn't feel good, I appreciate each invasion that is necessary to save my life. Today I visited my plastic surgeon who helps me feel better. His job is to pick up the pieces and help make beauty out of the mess. Never the less, I woke up from a nap today feeling exhausted, sore and tired, but when I looked out the front door to saw a care package from the most amazing friends letting me know that they are behind me all of the way! My heart felt so full. In one of my first moments of weakness their kindness brought tears to my eyes and a smile to … [Read more...] about The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021
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“I’m sorry Mr Bach but this is tone deaf,” he wrote on social media. “The instinct to keep safe (not to mention obey govt instructions to lock down) is not compatible with athlete training, travel and focus that a looming Olympics demands of athletes, spectators, organizers, etc. Keep them safe. Call it off.” … [Read more...] about Trump says Japan hasn’t decided on holding Summer Olympics amid pandemic
It is April 1, and LSU’s baseball coach is about to enter the first full spring month of his conscious life without baseball to look forward to. He could mark the passage of almost all his previous 62 years by his teams of April — by his father Demie Mainieri’s teams, by the high school, college and professional teams he played for, and for the past 37 Aprils, by the teams he’s coached. Like the game itself, all were unique, providing new and cherished memories to be stored away and savored later. … [Read more...] about Paul Mainieri is about to go through his first ever April without baseball. Now what?