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.
What I Learned In Therapy
It’s My Cancer & I’ll Cry If I Want To
"[W]e need never be ashamed of our tears ..." - Charles Dickens One of the things I've come to accept about myself is that I cry easily. What hasn’t come easily is crying in front of other people. During the diagnostic and treatment phases of cancer, I usually clamped down my tears. As a mother, [...]
Letting Go of Certainty
What it Takes to be a Good Patient
Summer’s Over! Time to Face the Next “New Normal”
The time is finally here! Our daughter is off to college and we're facing yet another "new normal." Because this week has been devoted exclusively to spending time with her, I didn't make time to write a new post. Instead, I thought I'd rerun the piece I wrote last year entitled "What the Last Weekend of [...]
How Are You Coping with Cancer Anger?
You had a lot to say about cancer anger! And for some, the phrase "cancer rage" better described your reaction to all you have been through. You have to read the comments to this post, entitled "Coping with Cancer Anger." What a wonderful, empathetic conversation!Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like [...]