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
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
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?
In proud acknowledgment of my son, who turns 32 today, and the happy use I once made of the womb I no longer have, I am reposting a two-part story from last year: Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 1 – Birth and Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 2 – After-Birth.… Continue reading On My Son’s Birthday: Reflections on Losing a Womb and Also a Co-Parent
What’s my favorite holiday? After Thanksgiving, it’s . . . Groundhog Day. And if, like me, you’re a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then today you watched Groundhog Day . . . again . . . and again. . . . My favorite part of this perennial movie is near the end, when Phil—Connors, that is—finally… Continue reading But what happens on February 3rd?
Dear Readers, Thank all of you for following The Patient Path since its inception two years ago, when I began my journey with Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer. Please continue to visit throughout 2016 for more information, insights, and inspiration for becoming the most important member of your healthcare team as you embark on your own journey with gynecologic cancer and… Continue reading Happy New Year from “The Patient Path”
REPOSTED WITH THANKS FROM THE ARTICLE ON GLOBALBUSINESS.ME BY FAROK J. CONTRACTOR, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day repasts each year, they are taught to recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers,” who in 1620 founded one of the first English settlements in North America at what was then Plimoth… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day and Globalization
On Valentine’s Day 2014, I finished my vaginal radiation treatments (brachytherapy) for uterine cancer. My total robotic hysterectomy was performed on December 13, 2013—which turned out to be a lucky Friday. Although my endometrial adenocarcinoma was stage 1b, grade 3 (stage 1a, grade 1 would have been better), all lymph nodes and peritoneal fluids were negative for cancer… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Post-Valentine Anniversary
If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then yesterday you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day . . . again . . . and again. . . . My favorite part of the movie is near the end, when Phil (also the groundhog’s name) Connors finally gets it and… Continue reading What happens on February 3rd?
Wishing you all abundant health, happiness, and a refreshed approach to life in the new year. We will be exploring many topics in 2015 as the blog is updated and improved, bringing you stories and information to enhance your journey toward living the life you desire—both as a healthcare consumer and as a person connected… Continue reading Happy New Year 2015