Category Archives: Support

My Caregiver

I feel like I’ve taken my caregiver for granted. I know he is always there, waiting to please me. Always aware of my struggles and trying to comfort me in every way he can, even when he himself doesn’t have … Continue reading

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When I get too close

When I meet another BC patient, whether it’s online or in person, it becomes personal right away. There’s a risk I take every time I get too close. This is probably not the perfect analogy, but I remember the first … Continue reading

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Sometimes “Unfinished Business” stays unfinished

I am not into cancer movies. There’s something about the majority of them – at least the ones I’ve seen – that does not accurately portray my reality of having cancer. Maybe that’s too much to expect from Hollywood, but … Continue reading

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Walking away from ‘emotional cancers’

It’s not really possible to simply walk away from cancer. At least, I don’t find it possible. But I’m wondering — is it possible to just walk away from other toxic parts of life? I’ve realized that I need to … Continue reading

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Please don’t look the other way

I was having one of my morning talk sessions with my fiancé this past weekend. I was questioning why even some friends seem to look away from cancerland. I mentioned how — just as one small example — when I share … Continue reading

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Unlearned lessons

I am chatting with a friend, and she notices I am still stressing the ‘small stuff’ and being disappointed about some people in my life. “You’re still angry at those situations, huh,” she says, surprised to hear me complain. She … Continue reading

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A place you can call your home

Holidays are generally hard for me. I know they must be for some of you as well. I miss my home with my grandparents. How we would gather around the table with all kinds of different foods; some were only … Continue reading

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A dialogue with a nurse

While the nurse was preparing my IV to get me ready for my breast MRI, she also asked questions about my well being – a great way to distract me. She already knew my dislike for needles. “So how are … Continue reading

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