When people first talk to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, they often ask “What were your symptoms?” which can be received as an intrusive question and one that brings up all kinds of emotions, particularly fear, anger and sadness. … More Between Denial and Paranoia
via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Here’s my husband (looking a little peaked), a couple days after one of his surgeries, standing next to our organic vegetable kitchen scraps garden! There are vegetables we rooted from kitchen scraps in little ramekins, and then later planted outside in our DIY (that J put together … More Green Scraps to Green Garden-Daily Post
Labeling jars, labeling photos, labeling people: labels help us organize and make sense of our world. But they can also be dangerous when applied to people. They can limit options and cause the person (including oneself) to conform to the label. … More Label
It wasn’t much of a snowstorm, but it did give us our one and only snow day of the season. A chance to take a few deep breaths, watch a movie, and listen to the wind howl. Bonus: we got to see a mouse scurry across the laundry room floor. Guess who won’t be doing … More Snow Day
What does normal mean to you? Having cancer means examining your normal while getting used to a new temporary normal and finally, finding a way to live fully in your new post-cancer normal.
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The small intestine is not the large intestine is not the colon. But what’s the difference? Read here to find out more! … More The Small Intestine is Not the Colon!
Whatever you think of the new President, you should take the time to study up how a repeal of the ACA (Obamacare) would impact cancer patients. … More The Affordable Care Act and You
People who’ve dealt with a cancer diagnosis live in a constant state of uncertainty. Sometimes we like to dream of what life could be like on Earth 2. Maybe it will and maybe it won’t, but dreaming never hurt anyone, did it? … More Meanwhile on Earth 2
To stress eat or to self soothe, that is the question. When you’re dealing with cancer you need coping mechanisms and chocolate can be one of them. Strive for moderation! Unlike me!
… More A Better Hiding Place
Please pardon my French, but I couldn’t think of another way to convey what I’m feeling. Let me backtrack. When J and I lived in New Jersey back in the late 80s through the mid-90s, we made a lot of friends. But there was one couple in particular with whom we really connected. You know–or … More Well Sh*t