What Are You Struggling With?

What Are You Struggling With?

The triumph can't be had without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph In the five years since my cancer diagnosis, I've struggled with a lot. At first I struggled alone with loneliness, anger, survivor's guilt, fear, body image and grief. Even though I had supportive friends and family, no one really understood what I was going through. It took some time but, eventually, [...]

Welcome Old Friends & New Friends to the WWGN Community!

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 [...]

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 [...]