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Has Cancer Stolen Your Private Space?

Has Cancer Stolen Your Private Space?
Some people feel their body doesn’t belong to them anymore during illness; it belongs to the doctors.  With cancer, I didn’t just surrender my body,  I also relinquished the privacy of my home. During surgery and treatments, my mom traveled to San Francisco and moved into my studio apartment. ...
November 6th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Everything Changes | Read More

Lost Your Words? Call Them “Chemo Brain”

You know it’s just on the tip of your tongue. It’s a word that has a “ka” sound in the beginning and a “tah” sound somewhere at the end. And you can almost see it, but then darn, it’s gone. Perhaps later, when you’re rushing to slap dinner on the table,...
November 6th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Your Brain After Chemo | Read More

Posing Nude After Breast Cancer. . . Would You Do It??

I came upon this story on MSNBC about a 49 year old UK woman who turned down Playboy 30 years earlier and recently posed nude after her mastectomy and reconstruction. She is wanting to raise awareness and give hope to other survivors. This got me to thinking about whether or not seeing another woman’s...
October 29th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Life After Cancer | Read More

Quiet Time

I know I’ve been a little quiet lately. It’s not that I haven’t had things to write about… I have a bunch stored up. But, after spending the first 7 months so insanely busy, I realized that I wasn’t paying enough attention to the grieving process. Pushing things aside too...
October 29th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Walk On

I have loved music my whole life. I can’t sing or can’t play an instrument, but I have a knack for remembering lyrics and making great dj mixes. I get some of this love from my parents. From an early age, I remember our house being filled with Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor. Every...
October 15th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Walk On

I have loved music my whole life. I can’t sing or can’t play an instrument, but I have a knack for remembering lyrics and making great dj mixes. I get some of this love from my parents. From an early age, I remember our house being filled with Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor. Every...
October 15th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Waeger Cup V

Waeger Cup V was a huge success!!! It was a great day. So great that I am still recovering. But happy looking at the trophy that Diehl, Serge & Joe brought home for Dan! More later, but enjoy the pictures! Could my nieces be any cuter? Our 8-some (well 10 if you count me & Brielle!) All...
October 8th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Grey’s Anatomy

It’s no surprise to anyone that I really like TV. Having lived through this side of cancer, it’s always interesting to me to see how the disease is portrayed on my favorite shows. For any of you that watched last week’s season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll be familiar...
October 1st, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Hit ‘Em Straight

Well, it’s one week until the Waeger Cup! We should have a great turnout of about 150 golfers (remember to bring your wallets for the raffle and auction!). And PLEASE pray that we have good weather. It’s hard to believe that Dan will not be there (well, physically). The Waeger Cup was such...
September 25th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Six Months

Well, I guess tomorrow is the official 6 month anniversary. Not that I am a big believer of really tracking these things, but I feel it’s a good time to just reflect on some of the things I learned. And I need to force myself to sit still for a few minutes because I have been busy!!! So here goes… 1....
September 15th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More