The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
"[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, [...]
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther Last month, I wrote a blog post about taking the present moment to rest and refresh. I was feeling the stress of the holiday season and had finally finished the six month process of writing and publishing my books. I needed a break. [...]
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 [...]
This post asked the question, Are You Still Struggling with the Loneliness of Life After Cancer? It ran on October 18, 2011, and sparked a real conversation in the comment section about the "solo journey" of cancer: For almost 18 wonderful years, I've had the privilege of building a close relationship with my daughter. Whether in person, or [...]
Whenever I am asked to share my advice to new cancer patients, I always say the same thing, "Get as much support from as many different sources as you need." It's a life-changing experience to hear, "You have cancer." I never could have gone through that experience, and all of the fallout that followed, without [...]