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Comparing Pain

She wanted to talk to me about cancer, but she hesitated. She was worried because she thought her cancer wasn’t as bad as mine. When I finally realized the reason for the hesitation, for the trepidation in her voice, my heart dropped. She had just apologized because she thought her cancer wasn’t bad enough. No …

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A Fresh Start for the New Year: Are You Ready to Turn the Page on 2020?

the year is almost over. It’s time for a new year. A new page. We will still have the same problems once the bell tolls us into 2021, but we can stop, take a breath, hit reset, and then tackle the new year with a plan. Let’s take a moment to reevaluate, to consider what’s working, what’s not, and look at our challenges with new eyes to find new solutions.

Living with Dying: Thoughts on friendship and cancer

I get by with a little help from my friends

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Caring for the Skin You’re In: Cancer, Cellulitis and The Lymphedema Treatment Act

Right now, I’m sitting in the heat, with this hot computer on my lap, and every fan in the house aimed at me while I try to type with just my left hand. My right hand is out of commission and elevated on a pile of pillows. This scenario is not conducive to getting much …

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Hot Air and Self-Care

All this hot air is a reminder that sometimes I need to prioritize self-care over all the other projects I’ve got lined up.

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