Sep 16, 2014
Near the end of her radiation therapy, a friend of mine felt so sick that she stopped eating solid food altogether. Two weeks later, she still could not get back on a solid diet.
Sep 9, 2014
People used to call me the Queen of Rashes. I would break out in hives when I needed antibiotics for infections developed during or after chemotherapy.
Sep 2, 2014
As another likely squamous cell skin cancer pops up on the back of my left hand, I have been thinking about a sight that seemed odd at the time , but which now makes perfect sense to me.
Aug 26, 2014
“Miracle cures” seem to be everywhere these days, promising remedies for everything from arthritis to diabetes to, yes, cancer. But beware of anything that is promoted as a panacea.
Aug 19, 2014
Recently, when a nursing student interviewed me about my experiences with the healthcare system, my greatest resource was a 5 x 7-inch blue spiral notebook my sister gave me when I was first diagnosed with leukemia 11 years ago.
Aug 12, 2014
One year ago this week, I was pacing around my kitchen, crying from some of the worst pain that I could ever remember. And considering what I’ve experienced in the past, that’s saying a lot.
Aug 5, 2014
Some cancer survivors who were very active before treatment have trouble accepting their limitations after their treatment is finished. Trust me, I’m one of them.
Jul 29, 2014
I sometimes look at my hands a bit too closely, focusing on what I don’t like. I’ve been told that no one even notices the blemishes that I see, because no one else scrutinizes my hands like I do.