When you go through the kind of year I've been having, dealing with the realities of a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments, you learn so many things about yourself. It's been interesting for me to step out of myself to observe what I do when I'm ...

 

When Counting Down to Disability, What Would You Do? and more...



When Counting Down to Disability, What Would You Do?

When you go through the kind of year I’ve been having, dealing with the realities of a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments, you learn so many things about yourself. It’s been interesting for me to step out of myself to observe what I do when I’m counting down to disability. Many people suffering from a… Read More

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The “Big C” Taboo

When I was growing up, the word cancer was a taboo word, spoken in hushed tones, with funereal hangings draped around it. It was a dirty word, as dirty as any four letter words you might be discouraged from using in polite company. More often it was called the “Big C” rather than by its full name which… Read More

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Navigating My Way Out of Chemo Brain

Checking my last blog post, it appears that the last time I wrote was nearly two months ago. Where does the time go? I’ll tell you where. It’s been lost in the swirling, foggy mists of my chemo brain. Before I began chemotherapy last November, I read up as much as I could on the… Read More

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One Loss, with a Nod to Elizabeth Bishop

Louisa has been studying poetry in her AP English class this year. For a recent assignment she had to write an essay on a poet of her choosing, and she selected Nobel prize winner Elizabeth Bishop. Louisa’s completed essay was open on my computer and after satisfying my curiosity by reading it, I became intrigued by one… Read More

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Two Diva Challenges and Four Chemo Treatments

Yesterday I received my fourth chemo treatment. It was a judgement call on the part of my oncologist in consultation with me. My recovery from the last treatment isn’t as robust as it was from the first treatment, and even less than the second. That’s what happens with each successive one. My next two treatments may require a… Read More

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