My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers

Every 4 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer; approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies from it. Nearly 150,000 new cases are expected this year. In the April 19, 2014 post, I wrote a brief remembrance of my childhood friend, Sandee, who died of leukemia in 2010 just before her 58th birthday.… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her at Passover

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.... – Mitch Kline I wrote about Sandee, who died three-and-a-half years ago of leukemia, on what would have been her 61st birthday (see the 12/6/13 post). This post comes from her husband,… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her at Passover

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 Friend’s Story – Leukemia: In Memoriam on Her Birthday–Two Last Cups of Tea

  See more in Sandee’s memory here. SANDRA CRESPY KLINE  12-6-52— 9-27-10 I met Sandee Crespy when we were both seven years old. We were in the same second-grade class at Ziegler Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia. Although we had almost distinctly opposite personalities and, on the surface, not much in common, we nevertheless went through four… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: In Memoriam on Her Birthday–Two Last Cups of Tea

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Wise Words from Warm, Wonderful Women– Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends . . . Synchronistically

Thanks to the power of synchronicity, I received a Facebook message and a telephone call at almost the same time this morning from two warm and wonderful women friends who had wise words to share. Their communication methods were different, but their basic theme was the same: women facing difficult diagnoses have decision-making power and, for… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Wise Words from Warm, Wonderful Women– Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends . . . Synchronistically

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Emotional Factors–The Cancer Community & Beyond

 If it is difficult for me at age 61 to face a diagnosis of uterine cancer and the imminent loss of my "female organs," imagine what a woman who is 40 years younger must need to cope with. I'm wishing sister blogger Emily, age 22, the very best this week as she faces her total abdominal hysterectomy--and a… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Emotional Factors–The Cancer Community & Beyond