My Current Story, Update: Medical Monday for Me–and Also for Mom

My Current Story, Continued - da Vinci Hysterectomy Scheduled for Friday, December 13 As I mentioned in the November 22, 2013 post, which really wasn't much about me and was mainly about healthcare delivery and reform (it has important links--take a look), I need to go for my medical clearance visit with my family doctor… Continue reading My Current Story, Update: Medical Monday for Me–and Also for Mom

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better

The Bottom Line, Upshot, or Whatever Directional Phrase You Like Well, I am thankful to say that I seem to have found a good doctor. I saw my new gynecologic oncologist yesterday afternoon in West Orange, NJ. Not surprisingly, when I arrived I found out that the MRI report from Tuesday night had not been… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Upset a New Cancer Patient

Today, Tuesday, November 12, after much ado about something, I finally have two MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging studies) scheduled--abdominal and pelvic, with and without contrast, to determine whether the cervix is involved in addition to the uterus (see the 11/9 post The Journey Begins for background). Having these studies is a good thing so that I… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Upset a New Cancer Patient

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Lessons from Others: Mark Nepo

Today I watched Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and Part One of her interview with Mark Nepo, whose The Book of Awakening is one of Oprah's favorite things. Maybe it will also become one of yours. Mark is a poet and philosopher with a history of cancer and awakening. His latest book is Seven Thousand Ways… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Lessons from Others: Mark Nepo

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Journey Begins

Less than one week ago, on November 4, 2013, I learned that I have uterine cancer. So what did I do? I started making appointments, updating medical records . . . and adjusting my thinking. I also went to Facebook as the most expedient way to update people and to start what amounts to a… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Journey Begins