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
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
Me! We all share the same birthday. Lucky me. I got to turn 62 today, surrounded by a peach-colored halo reminding me that almost anything—even uterine cancer—can be a blessing in disguise. This is the only adult birthday I’ve had within reach of memory that I haven’t minded . . . one bit. No profound… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: What do Gatsby, Miss Piggy, and the Devil have in common?