World Cancer Day 2.4.2017

How can I not mention this day………….World Cancer Day. It’s funny, when I was sick, I did not want others to know that I had the big “C”, now I just can’t shut up and want to help others with this terrible disease. Let’s all help to find a cure and honor those that have[…]

Live your life now! You don’t really know how much time you have…

Why do people wait until they get a life threatening illness to re-consider how they are living their life? I’ll tell you why. It’s because deep down,we all think we will live a long time.” I can do that next year, or when X happens”. I never thought about death and thought I had all[…]

I felt a flood of emotions; mostly wondering how I was going to get through the initial exchange without falling to tears.

I felt a flood of emotions; mostly wondering how I was going to get through the initial exchange without falling to tears.  Truly, I felt this could not possibly have a bad outcome – having three close family members that got on the other side of being sick with cancer – totally recovered, I just would not allow[…]

Anytime the word Cancer is mentioned, it is alarming alone. Being a nurse, it is heard often. But to hear your friend, someone you love, has been diagnosed with cancer for me was devastating.

Anytime the word Cancer is mentioned, it is alarming alone. Being a nurse, it is heard often. But to hear your friend, someone you love, has been diagnosed with cancer for me was devastating.  My second thoughts and feelings were what I can do?  How can I be there to help her through this?  I[…]

As we hear unpleasant things that happen to love ones, we pause and think of our ways to support, encourage , and also ask ” Why? ”

As we hear unpleasant things that happen to love ones, we pause and think of our ways to support, encourage , and also ask ” Why? ” I truly believe everything happens for a reason for the better of good. Life is a journey. We are only here once to support each other and show[…]

When I heard the words “I have CANCER”, on the phone, my head was swirling, what, when, why, how?

When I heard the words “I have CANCER”, on the phone, my head was swirling, what, when, why, how? All these questions were going through my head at once. Sad, angry, confused and helpless – can’t even come close to describe how I felt at that moment. I was determined to help in any way[…]

High Alert! That’s the overall sensation I have in my head when I hear about Angel’s diagnosis.

High Alert! That’s the overall sensation I have in my head when I hear about Angel’s diagnosis. A feeling that I need to be ready to answer a request for discussing, helping, and/or listening. I wouldn’t describe my feelings as anxiety so much although it is quite sad to hear of your friend’s cancer diagnosis.[…]