Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer & Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come  “Ghost of the Future! . . . I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company,… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer & Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons & a Final Diagnosis from the Ghost of Christmas Present

 The Ghost of Christmas Present Note: This post contains my final diagnosis. See Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer – My Story & More and Radiation Therapy for Uterine Cancer – My Story & More for details of my post-surgery progress and follow-up care. December 19’s post focused a little hard on the “tragedy mask” side of the life coin. The Ghost of… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons & a Final Diagnosis from the Ghost of Christmas Present

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past

Still my favorite story of all time, A Christmas Carol was published 170 years ago, on December 19, 1843. Click the book to view the only existing manuscript version of the novella.  See it in person at the (J. Pierpont) Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Do take a look—it’s a treasure. The Ghost of Christmas Past… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More: Emotional Reflections in Blue Places

 Need a comfy mental place to think about my life as I prepare for the next stages of it. This seems to be a very nice one. You may not see me sitting there, but I am--and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come are right there with me. Yesterday’s post was about the details of… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More: Emotional Reflections in Blue Places

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–The “da Vinci” Code & Diagnosis

 Very glad to be home after surgery and recuperating well, with what I hope are only a few more bumps in the road to traverse. Here I offer a few more details about my brief hospital stay and its aftermath for those who are interested. Some of what follows is of minor importance and is… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–The “da Vinci” Code & Diagnosis

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More –What a Difference a Day Makes

 A lot of the medical aspects of this blog are about the things that go wrong. But a lot of things also go right. It is amazing what can happen in the span of a single day. I returned home this afternoon, just before the weather got really bad, from St. Barnabas Medical Center in… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More –What a Difference a Day Makes

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

Just before midnight on December 12, 2013, I am preparing for my da Vinci robotic radical hysterectomy tomorrow . . . only hours away now after waiting for more than five weeks after getting my diagnosis of uterine (endometrial) cancer (adenocarcinoma). It will be good to be on the other side of this problem. I thought… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Epilogue–The Wonders of Sisterhood & Synchronicity

On September 15, 1959, my sister was born, “died,” and started a new life. On August 12, 2009, she returned to her origins. By that September 2009, the month in which both Vicki Sue’s (on the 15th) and my (on the 24th) birthdays fall, Susan Mary had found her birth family and a part of herself… Continue reading My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Epilogue–The Wonders of Sisterhood & Synchronicity

My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Part 4–Reunion

How do you tell your 79-year-old mother that she now has three children–and two more grandchildren—to buy birthday, Christmas, and Chanukah gifts for? To read the full post, please click: My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Part 4–Reunion

My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Part 3–Communion

“And . . . oh my God. You have a mother!” That’s when it hit me: who was going to tell “our” mother?! To read the full post, please click: My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion: Part 3–Communion