I decided to pop in here while my energy levels are on a rebound to give you a brief update. Are you sick of hearing about this cancer business yet, because I know that I am! It's the illness that keeps on giving, and giving… ugh. It's been 9 weeks ...

 

Next Stops on the Cancer Treatment Train… and more...



Next Stops on the Cancer Treatment Train…

I decided to pop in here while my energy levels are on a rebound to give you a brief update. Are you sick of hearing about this cancer business yet, because I know that I am! It’s the illness that keeps on giving, and giving… ugh. It’s been 9 weeks since my surgery and I’m… Read More

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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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