My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Turning Back the Clock and Looking at “The Fault in Our Stars”

 On the Monday after we turned back our clocks in 2013 (November 4), I received a phone call at 9:17 AM, about the time I am writing this post the Monday after we turned back our clocks in 2014. You tend to store certain moments as if they're in an ice-cube tray in your freezer. But time… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Turning Back the Clock and Looking at “The Fault in Our Stars”

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: An Autumn Peach

 An Autumn Peach Reviewing my past year with uterine (endometrial) cancer, I am grateful for and thank everyone for their support. Also wishing my sisters with all gynecologic and breast cancers the very best this fall season. October 10, 2013: A year ago today, my reading group met to discuss The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak,… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: An Autumn Peach

My Son’s Father’s Story – Lung Cancer: The Loss of a Co-Parent

 IN MEMORIAM – HONORING A VIETNAM VET On the eve of my son's 30th birthday last month, his father passed on to the next place. Sadly, estrangement had kept us from knowing he was even ill and had been battling lung cancer for two-and-a-half years. I am omitting names in what follows to respect the privacy of my… Continue reading My Son’s Father’s Story – Lung Cancer: The Loss of a Co-Parent

Do you always have to do what the doctor says? Part 2: When the answer may be NO

Informed decisions require weighing all factors. Don't get caught in a bubble of confusion— you might not escape (at least not on foot if you had a ruptured tendon, as I did . . .). Read Part 1, When the answer is YES, about completing radiating treatments for cancer. In Part 1, When the answer is YES, I promised to tell… Continue reading Do you always have to do what the doctor says? Part 2: When the answer may be NO

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Reading & Writing as Therapy

The Golden Book...A True Treasure   The Silver Pen Pin...A Lovely Gift    As you recover from a serious illness, all things therapeutic become achingly important. One of the most vital is reconnecting with who you feel yourself to be, beyond the reaches of cells gone bad. The question of identity arises for each of us… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Reading & Writing as Therapy