Blogging Challenge: My Answers to Nancy’s 10 Questions

Nancy from Nancy’s Point put out a summer blogging challenge. I’m up for it! Share anything you want about your cancer diagnosis (or your loved one’s). Share your age, cancer type, stage, when you were diagnosed, family history (if any), your reaction, how you learned the news, or whatever you’re comfortable sharing.  I was diagnosed […]

Anti-Cancer Club Book Talk #cancerbookclub

If you’re not familiar with the Anti-Cancer Club, I hope you will be. It’s a wonderful resource for cancer patients and survivors. One Sunday a month, the Anti-Cancer Club sponsors a book club via video chat featuring cancer-related books. The software allows you to choose whether to be visually and/or audio hidden, just in case you’re […]

Hawaii Photos

Nothing like a cold January day to motivate me to finally post my vacation photos. To recap, I spent two weeks in Hawaii in September/October. First, I spent two days in Oahu visiting friends. The rest I spent in Kauai where my son and his wife now live. First, here’s me with my son and daughter-in-law. […]

Last Minute Gift for Sick People

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate. If you’re going nuts scrambling for that last-minute gift, here’s a suggestion. I just received this Hanukkah gift from my daughter. This seems a perfectly lovely gift for a cancer patient, caregivers, or anyone who’s sick. Even sick of life. As the ad says, “Release your anger by […]

Words and Images

You know you’re a writer when you get the written results of your mammogram and the first thing you spot is a grammatical error: We are pleased to let you know that the results of your recent breast imaging examination on 6/30/16 shows no sign of breast cancer. Um, don’t you mean “show”? Not to make […]

Happy Holidays

Wishing a happy holiday and new year to all. To those who celebrate Christmas, have a very merry. To those who celebrate with Chinese food and a movie, gut yontiff. I just want to share a bit of exquisite beauty. My son, Daniel, just got back from a trip to Bryce Canyon in Utah. Below are […]

15 Random Things About Me

Nancy of Nancy’s Point recently posted a blog challenge to write 15 random things about yourself. Here are mine. Some are quirky. Others are common. All are true. 1. I have one older brother. No, I wasn’t the spoiled baby, but I think my mother over-protected me in ways she didn’t with my brother. We also had a Pekingese named Ricky who clearly […]

Moving Forward

I don’t know when it happened, but sometime within the last couple of months, I didn’t want to write about breast cancer anymore. I went from feeling on fire, a hot shot of espresso, to a milked-down latte. I thought, What the hell? What happened? I think I figured it out. I passed a milestone in […]

Affirm Life

I don’t remember when depression seeped in, but it definitely hit hard with the cessation of treatment. My friends assumed I was ready to pick up where I’d left off. In truth, body and soul bore the scars of trauma. To make matters worse, the grenade that cancer hurled at my body boomeranged and exploded […]

Bridge of Sighs

In my last post, I asked whether anyone knew where the photo on the header on my site was taken. No one knew, so here’s the big reveal. It’s the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. In the spring of 2007, I had the opportunity to go to Italy. I took this photo hanging out […]

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