The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
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 [...]
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.
It's isolating to have cancer. Making a connection with someone who understands makes all the difference.
One of the best ways I know of to give back is to participate in research studies. The information we share today is of real value to the medical community and, more importantly, to us, our loved ones, and the patients and survivors who follow in our footsteps. I know you might not be a [...]
It's been a great week getting out and meeting other survivors! Last Saturday, I was a survivor speaker at the Allendale, NJ, Relay for Life. On Tuesday evening I gave the keynote talk at the Celebration of Life event at Lourdes Regional Cancer Center in Binghamton, NY. Jody, an 11 month survivor, and I met at Relay. [...]
These words of Dr. Maya Angelou's have always spoken to me. The raw, unvarnished truth is that we all have stories and we all need to be heard. Finding the courage to tell our stories relieves the agony of silence and frees us to heal. WhereWeGoNow was created on the foundation of this truth. May [...]