Last year's remembrance of Sandra Crespy Kline is here. Also see: My Friend’s Story – Leukemia & The Privilege of Turning 65 Please support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Research.
Until I turned 65, I thought aging was nature’s way of tormenting us for the mixed blessing of being alive, with all its joys and challenges. Now I recognize what it actually is: nature’s way of celebrating our experience of life, of giving meaning to our participation in the universe, and of providing a peek… Continue reading The Privilege of Turning 65
Mitch had entitled this photo "Me and My Girl" REPOSTING FROM 2016 IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE PASSING OF MY CHERISHED CHILDHOOD FRIENDS Sandee Crespy Kline & Mitch Kline – A Couple Meant to Be Together Always Original Post from 9/15/16 Mitch was my childhood friend, Sandee’s, husband. She died almost six years ago of leukemia.… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Remembering Her and Her Husband with Love
A friend who attended The Patient Path’s uterine cancer talk in January 2017 was inspired to consult a gynecologist, something she hadn’t done in five years, about a mysterious abdominal pain. I’ll tell you at the outset that Diana’s story has a happy ending. But she did experience a uterine cancer scare, which has a personal… Continue reading Diana’s Story: A Uterine Cancer Scare with a Personal Twist
Once again this year, I am celebrating two lives on the back-to-back dates of July 17 & July 18. On this special numerological date of 7-17-17, I wish to acknowledge the passing of my son’s father three years ago today from lung cancer, and also my son’s 33rd birthday tomorrow. This onetime nuclear family gave my life… Continue reading Repost: For My Son’s Birthday – Reflections on Losing a Womb, and a Co-Parent, to Cancer
Yesterday, for the first time in a number of years, I got to spend time with my son on Mother’s Day. He’s grown and gone, living a full, productive, happy, rewarding life in Boston. Down here in NW Central New Jersey, I get to think about him much more than I get to be with him. So… Continue reading Happy Belated Mother’s Day, Catching Up, & Coming Soon
English-born Elizabeth Blackwell, 1821–1910, was the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school, Geneva Medical College in New York, 1849. Her specialty was obstetrics-gynecology. Bios: National Library of Medicine and Encyclopædia Britannica National Women Physicians Day was founded by Hala Sabry, DO (Doctor of Osteopathy), an emergency medicine physician, and was… Continue reading National Women Physicians Day: Honoring Elizabeth Blackwell, the First Female American Medical Doctor
If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then today you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day...again...and again...and again.... My favorite part of this time-warp movie comes near the end, when Phil (also the groundhog’s name) Connors finally gets it. He starts living in the ever-present moment, the only way… Continue reading But what happens on February 3rd?
Illuminating Enlightening Women about Uterine Cancer Central New Jersey-Area Residents: Please join me on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Hunterdon County Library Headquarters (Route 12) in Flemington for a conversation about uterine (endometrial) cancer—the 4th most common cancer in US women and the most common gynecologic cancer. (Registration information appears below.) Although… Continue reading Enlightening Women about Uterine Cancer: A Live Conversation
Acknowledging the Sad Passing of Someone Who Had Time Enough to Live Her Dream: Cindy Stowell, “Jeopardy!” Champion Update – December 21, 2016: Last Friday, it was announced that “Jeopardy!” champion Cindy Stowell died at age 41 of Stage 4 colon cancer on December 5, 2016, about a week before her episodes aired. She had… Continue reading Living Her Life in “Jeopardy” Before Colon Cancer Claimed Her