Recent Blog Contributions

Why People Wear the Yellow Bracelets

Given recent events, I think it’s important to remind people why Livestrong means so much to the cancer community. It’s not about blindly idolizing a person or wearing a bracelet… The Livestrong Manifesto We believe in life. Your life.We believe in living every minute of it with every...
August 28th, 2012 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Three Years

It’s unimaginable that Dan has been gone three years. Some days it seems like forever. And other days it seems like he is just away for the weekend. Whoever says time heals all was probably just trying to think of something nice to say. If you’ve ever lost someone, you know that there will...
March 17th, 2012 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Too Lazy to Exercise?

Too Lazy to Exercise?
After climbing the stairs to the L platform I am so out of breath, I can’t talk.  This is pathetic.  Aside from having two tumors in my neck, which have no impact on my lung capacity, I’m not sick.  I’m just lazy. I’m a skinny, out of shape weakling.  I hate to exercise and I always have. ...
February 19th, 2012 | Blogs-contributors, Everything Changes, Featured Article | Read More

Two Years

It’s really unbelievable to think that two years ago this morning, I was sitting in Tastee Diner with Dan’s sisters just a few hours after he passed away. It has been a long road…. one that is equally part devastating, enlightening, hopeful, scary and sad. Two years. It’s now...
March 16th, 2011 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

The Challenges of Surviving Cancer

Just wantes to share the voice of a young adult cancer survivor again as a reminder of what it means to live beyond treatment. The Short Story I suffered a mini stroke (TIA) this week as a long-term side effect of the radiation I received for brain cancer in 1996. (Stupid cancer.) I am fine right now,...
February 2nd, 2011 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Cancer Care Blog

Many of us put off taking really good care of ourselves until a diagnosis of cancer forces us to pause and focus on our own needs. Then, between treatments and trying to maintain their health, patients often tell me that they feel as if it is a full time job. Given the challenges of radiation or chemotherapy,...
December 3rd, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Cancer Blogs, Dr. Diane Hastings | Read More