Archive for the ‘Blogs-contributors’ Category

In Like a Lion

Well, the appointed month is here… many of us have commented that it can’t possibly be a year since we lost Dan, and I am at the top of the list. I have never been one for anniversaries of bad days. Mainly because if I wake up and feel ok… then what- should I feel bad that I feel ok?...
March 1st, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Valentine’s Day

Today I had the opportunity to film for a show called World’s Strictest Parents. The premise of the show is to take 2 difficult teenagers and place them in a home with more discipline and rules for 5 days- sorta like Wife Swap. Anyways, as part of the show, the host parents and teenagers participate...
February 14th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Fight or Flee

Seems like lately I’ve been more on the fleeing side than fighting. Probably because it was this time last year that things really hit the fan. Bad news seemed to come daily, and there was nothing we could really do. I admit, it’s a tough time. Not just for me, but for everyone in our little...
February 3rd, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Research Rock Stars at University of Rochester (Bet you can’t say that five times really, really fast…)

I have no connection to the University of Rochester in New York other than I interviewed one of their scientists while researching and writing Your Brain After Chemo.  Perhaps if I did, I wouldn’t sound like some gushing M.C. But here goes: Boys and girls, brothers and sisters, give it up for...
January 20th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

2009-2010

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and New Year. The past weeks were filled with activities for me, and I was blessed to spend them with family and friends. Many people expressed to me that it must be a hard time for me. I definitely found myself reflecting on the past year and all that happened-...
January 5th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Spirit of the Holidays

More about me later… this story is really what the holidays are about. Even those living with cancer just want to celebrate and do all the normal things that others can. I am passing along a nspan style=”font-size:100%;”ote I received from Brock at the Ulman Fund….br /br //span...
December 11th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

We Need a Little Christmas Right this Very Minute

I know I get pretty serious on this blog. So I wanted to share a nice story, especially now that we’ve entered the holiday season.br /br /Today I received a letter from a young woman. For her 8th grade confirmation, her parents gave her the gift of money that she could use to donate to a charity...
December 3rd, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Memories Lost After Cancer Treatment? Can You Get Them Back?

Memories Lost After Cancer Treatment?  Can You Get Them Back?
A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was interested in memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease. What they learned may very well be applied to people suffering from cancer brain fog. Their question was: Are those memories really gone forever? And so they genetically engineered...
November 30th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Giving Thanks

Hard to believe last year we were thankful for good scan results and no chemo so Dan could eat Thanksgiving dinner.br /br /People say that the holidays are hard. I don’t think they are particularly easy, but last year was no cake walk. Dan was very sick, and even with some good news, I could see...
November 26th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

It Only Takes a Spark

It Only Takes a Spark
I’ve been reminded of the words the priest spoke about Dan at his funeral lately. For some reason, it was very important to me that the priest come and visit Dan before he passed. I could not have imagined someone saying his funeral mass without really hearing what Dan was about… the words...
November 10th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More