When I got home from the hospital after my bilateral mastectomy, my family got me settled on the brown sofa that would become my parking spot through recovery and chemo. The dog, Ruby, immediately came over and put her nose in my face, and, not
When was the last time you smiled? When was the last time you played?
It's sad, but as we get older, we often forget to do this -- even more so when dealing with a chronic disease such as cancer.
Our world becomes so consumed with doctors appointments, hospital visits and caring for our loved ones that we
Imagine for a moment a vacant city lot that’s seen better days.
Once it sprouted tall, healthy grass and wildflowers; now it only sprouts weeds. Every so often the city blasts the lot with toxic weed killers, but every time, the tangle of weeds is back
When I first learned I had cancer, I was overwhelmed. I felt thrust in a foreign world of tests, treatments, procedures and their effects. I received a lot of support and advice from many caring souls who tried their best to help in any way
You know that tired old Ben Franklin quote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”? Well there’s a reason why clichés are what they are – they’re usually spot on, and Ben’s quote is especially pertinent to organization.
When I work with a
On this date, seven years ago, I was told “Mrs. Arnold, we are sorry but it is most likely too late.” This came after four months of hearing “Mrs. Arnold, there is nothing seriously wrong." What a jump, a mind stretching leap from “not to