Let’s Talk About Living Well After Cancer

Let’s Talk About Living Well After Cancer

I recently appeared as a guest on the Survive and Live Well Radio Show to talk about how "Empowerment is the Best Path to Survival." Angela Long of Breast Investigators also appeared on the show, which is hosted by Elyn Jacobs. We talked about many issues, including how gratitude affected my healing after cancer, the importance [...]

How to Express Your Cancer Anger, Even if Something Gets Broken

How to Express Your Cancer Anger, Even if Something Gets Broken

Question: How many cancer patients does it take to change a light bulb? Answer:  A few months after my April 15, 2009, mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction, I changed a light bulb. The light fixture had a cover which I removed to get to the bulb. Everything went well until I tried to reattach the [...]

3 Things You Need to Make Your “New Normal” Just Plain Normal

3 Things You Need to Make Your “New Normal” Just Plain Normal

How would you react if your husband presented you with an individual volume of New Jersey Superior Court Reports as a present? I bet you'd be as stunned as I was. To be fair, my husband and I are attorneys (I'm retired), but I still had absolutely no idea why he thought I'd be excited [...]

Do You Want to Find Support? Communicate!

Do You Want to Find Support? Communicate!

Do you feel alone, lonely and angry that no one really gets what you've been through and what you're still struggling with as a cancer survivor? Wouldn't it be great to get the emotional support you need and deserve? I've got a word of advice for you: Communicate!  During the first six and one half months of my cancer experience, [...]

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About Awareness

I've been keeping a secret for a few weeks. Although it was very much on my mind, I couldn't tell my husband until it was absolutely necessary. Because my daughter, who is away at college, doesn't need to know, I lied when she asked me what my plans were yesterday.I kept my secret to myself because [...]

Smashing Into Cancer Anger

Despite the ominous nature of the picture above, my mood is really good today. My family and I just returned from a lovely, wonderfully relaxing vacation on Saturday. The picture refers to my guest blog post, Smashing Into Cancer Anger, which was recently published on No Boobs About It, Navigating Breast Cancer During Treatment and as [...]