Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson Every once in a while, I find a quiet place and dial a phone number given to me by the good people at Cancer Hope Network. The person [...]
A few months after my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction, I had it out with the light fixture in my walk-in closet. Like me, the bulb was burnt out. Removing the cover to replace it was easy, but I couldn’t get the cover back on for the life of me. As I struggled, I got [...]
Cancer hit me with guilt the moment it came into my life. Even now, six years later, it's still part of my cancer experience.
Getting a cancer diagnosis pulls the rug out from under your life. It's a struggle to give up expectations and learn to accept the unknown.
Worrying and cancer go hand-in-hand. It's possible to take a step back from excessive worrying and give yourself a break.
This week we’ve been blessed with many new WWGN members, mostly due to the guest post I wrote for Cure Magazine. (Right now the iconic Girl Scout song: “Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold,” is playing in my head. Because not everyone has been here from the very beginning, I though […]
For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough. I'm enough. Brene Brown I admit it. I have a scarcity mentality. You'd think I worry a lot about money (sometimes I do), but the resource that strikes fear in my heart most often is time. As in "there is never enough time." "I [...]
I just stumbled upon this poem, which I wrote about a year after I had my mastectomy. Part of the struggle of having breast cancer is accepting the damage done to our breasts, which mean so much to us as women, lovers and mothers. Now four years later, although I can't forget the price cancer [...]