Posts Tagged ‘support’

Young Adult Cancer Science Fair Projects

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I lived a deprived childhood.  I never was part of a science fair.  Seems like everyone else I know had science fairs… maybe my school was just too cheap. I got a chance to make up for it last night as an author at a Chicago literary fair.  The challenge was to make science fair-like projects...
July 11th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Lost and Found: Mom with Cancer Learns to Let Go

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I don’t have kids but got to peer in the lives of parents with cancer when I was doing interviews for my book Everything Changes. I believe that cancer is a totally different disease for people who are parents and think there should be a new staging system to reflect this monumental difference:...
July 2nd, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Are You Annoying Your Doctors?

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My healthcare motto as of late is quit bitching and start thinking.  Yes, the health care system sucks and we need to vent about it big time.  But, we also need to learn how the system and its players work so we can use them to our advantage.  We cannot do this if we think patients are never to...
June 29th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Best Support from Friends and Family

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When I’m feeling sick, scared, or overwhelmed by my health, I don’t want friends or family bullshitting me and telling me that everything is going to be fine. It only makes me feel worse.  In fact it makes me want to smack them. I got a facebook message today from the wife of a young adult cancer...
June 16th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More