Posts Tagged ‘survivorship’

Addicted to Your Illness?

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I have spent the last six years reading, researching, and writing about cancer.  I am so fulfilled by this work, but sometimes I wonder if it is always the healthiest choice of how to spend my time. My cancer has never been in remission and it could be with me for a long while yet. Cancer is an uninvited...
October 26th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Has Poetry Helped?

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A great part of being an author and blogger is all of the emails I get from readers who I never would have met otherwise.  Rich Devlin is one of those people. Rich sent me a riveting poem a few weeks ago called The Price of Survivorship, which you can read below. He recently lost his wife of 38 years...
October 12th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Are You Welcome in the Cancer Club?

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“Are you going to write in your book about the people who died?  It is so depressing,” a person in the publishing world asked while I was writing Everything Changes.  My answer: a polite version of “You better f***ing believe I am.” How could I write a book about cancer and exclude the people...
October 8th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Are You Welcome in the Cancer Club?

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“Are you going to write in your book about the people who died?  It is so depressing,” a person in the publishing world asked while I was writing Everything Changes.  My answer: a polite version of “You better f***ing believe I am.” How could I write a book about cancer and exclude the people...
October 8th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, and My Cancer

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I wanted Molly Ringwald’s pout and strawberry hair in eight grade. But I wanted even more the epiphany moments she lived out as John Hughes’ characters. Whether a wallflower or a princess, by the end of every movie we got to see who Samantha, Claire and Andie were, not who everyone else thought...
August 9th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More