Monday 23rd January 2017,
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Browsing the "mom" Tag

Brett and I at the beginning of this rollarcoaster

Tied for worst feelings ever

[PHOTO: Brett and I in 2008, six weeks after diagnosis.] Tied for worst feelings ever: People assuming you beat cancer when you haven’t. Reminding people you still have cancer and making them cry. Over the past week the following things [...]

January 18, 2015 Surviving

What is family?

There’s a guy I know who thinks he’s old. I don’t think he’s old, but he certainly knows a lot of things. He’s a well educated man (now practicing law from a home office) who wakes up each day around [...]

August 29, 2010 In Treatment
Laughter is the best medicine, or something like that

Laughter is the best medicine, or something like that

Well, well, well. Optimism doesn’t just boost your mood. According to new research, a glass-half-full attitude also strengthens the immune system. Read more at >> I remember when I got pneumonia in 4th grade my mom told me that [...]

March 26, 2010 In Treatment
Logan Whitehurst

The person only person I knew with brain cancer before I had brain cancer

This is a re-post from my private blog/journal. I was thinking about Logan and wanted to share. December 6, 2006 My friend Logan Whitehurst passed away yesterday, finally succumbing to brain and spinal cancer.  When I found out this morning, [...]

February 13, 2010 In Treatment
Under my mom’s watch

Under my mom’s watch

My mom was the only person in my family who earned a bachelor’s degree. She earned a teaching degree from Glassboro State College (now known as Rowan University) in the 60s. My mom was married at 21, had my sister [...]

September 23, 2009 In Treatment
From mom

From mom

I got a letter from my mom today. These were the last few lines: I’ve got a lot of time to kill, or receive and live and recreate. I love you — hope I don’t depress you with my letters. [...]

May 14, 2009 In Treatment
Back to work anxiety

Back to work anxiety

I started back to work on Monday and had a great day, however, Tuesday was not so good. It could be that what upset me was really nothing and I am just more sensitive now than I used to be. [...]

December 3, 2008 Newly Diagnosed
What my mom thinks

What my mom thinks

My mom writes: I was feeling so guilty about whether or not I was a good mom … Not being around as much as I should be. But I am what I am–what can I do? I love you deeply [...]

October 30, 2008 Newly Diagnosed