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My friend, Lyd, had her tests on Monday and got the call from her doctor today. Her cancer is back. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this news. It doesn’t seem possible. I’m so sad that Lyd … Continue reading
I love this chart! Cancer deaths are declining. The two statistics that stand out for me are those for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and lung cancer. The rate of decline for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is more than 3 percent. Fantastic! Although it’s a … Continue reading
Yesterday, I came across a bunch of pictures taken while I was bald because of chemo. I see now that I looked kind of crazy. But back then, the bald, emaciated look felt oddly normal. When I lost my hair, … Continue reading
Last Friday, was my cancerversary. Seven years ago on 3/25/04, I scratched my right breast and found a lump about the size of a walnut. Initially, I wasn’t worried. After all, I figured that after losing my first husband to … Continue reading
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Irish saying Yesterday, on a dreary, snowy morning, my dear friend, Maura, and her family celebrated their sister, Wina’s, life with a … Continue reading
When I was in treatment my daughter said she felt kind of guilty for enjoying the chemo weeks. Huh? Turns out, she loved the benefits that came w/cancer: brownies, flowers, and reading books w/me in bed.