Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Katherine Russell Rich and 17+ Years as a Stage 4 Survivor

I recently stumbled across a New York Time’s article written by Katherine Russell Rich entitled, “17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived.” Katherine is the author of “Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language”and “The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer — and Back.”  (Amazon associates link) The article begins with her revelation that [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Blood Donation and You

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Blood Donation and You

Last June, I wrote a blog post listing "Five Reasons You Should Seriously Consider Donating Blood." The fifth reason, supplied by the American Red Cross, was the most surprising to me. And, now that I know it, it is the number one reason I support blood donation:"More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Tell Us About Your Cancer Warriors

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Karl Von Clausewitz From very early on my cancer journey, the gifts of support and inspiration from amazing Cancer Warriors have overwhelmed me. Honoring them is the motivation behind this series and I can't say enough about the courage it takes to go toe to [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – TalkAboutHealth

  We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. Billy Graham Sharing and community are the bedrock concepts upon which WWGN is built. That is why I have such an affinity for TalkAboutHealthTalkAboutHealth, where patients, families, caregivers, survivors, professionals and organizations come together to meet, share, and learn with and from each other. [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Each One of You!

I've been thinking a lot about gratitude this week and not just because Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States. On Saturday, I ran a workshop entitled "WHERE DO WE GO NOW? Surviving Life Beyond Cancer by Embracing Cancer's Gifts and Losses." The women who participated moved me beyond words and it was my very deep [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – The Love/Avon Army of Women

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – The Love/Avon Army of Women

As a supporting blogger with the Love/Avon Army of Women, I'm taking this Cancer Warriors Wednesday to remind everyone of the importance of joining this important initiative. The AOW is looking for one million women with breast cancer, women who have never had breast cancer, and men of all ethnicities - basically anyone over the [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Cancer Infertility and Hope

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was 50 years old and the mother of two. I've since met many cancer survivors who were diagnosed much younger than I. A huge part of their stories is the struggle with fertility issues after cancer. As my husband and I suffered two miscarriages and years of infertility [...]