Green and Brown

A friend figured out our blender is the wrong kind for pulverizing kale, and so we got creative! I juiced the kale, cucumber, and celery base, and poured if into ice cube trays! Now I have kale as ice that I can use in the smoothies and still make them but without the floating salad. It will maintain the nutrition as long as I don’t heat them up.

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In other news, I got this medicine I have to drink every afternoon, and it is nasty! It’s worth it, though, because if I can get it down then I get a Popsicle. That’s the deal. Ugh!

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This is seeming like a whole lot of work just to avoid some chemo.

But chemo is really, really bad stuff.

Except when it saves lives.

So I am not a chemo hater, really. My cancer was removable, so it changes the cards for us. It’s the same as the head shaving: if it were Five who had cancer, I would totally shave my head along with him losing his hair. But I’m the grownup, so me being sick isn’t his problem – other than the natural lessons in problem solving and dealing with emotions and working as a team. So he doesn’t need to shave his head for me, even though I would shave my head for him.

But mostly I just want to be well again, and am trying my best, I promise.

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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