It’s over — or is it? That is the question, because for the next five years at least, it’s never fully over. The good news is that as each diagnosis anniversary passes, her cancer drifts further and further into the past. But she, and you, are still going to wonder — is IT coming back? Welcome to Cancer Purgatory, a place that is no place, where there is no beginning, middle or end. It never starts, or stops. It just is, where everything in this place is an eternal obsession of what—ifs.
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When someone dies of breast cancer – the upside
As hopeful as the statistics are, there will be our loved ones who won’t win their battle. They will die. And it will hurt. But the one good thing, if there is such a thing, with breast cancer is that it gives her, and you, time to work through everything between you before she leaves.January 29, 2010 - 11:48 pm | Comments (1)
Good Grief: Is there a better way to be bereaved?
Is there a better way to be bereaved?January 28, 2010 - 5:13 pm | Comments (0)
Boxing your problems away doesn’t work very well
Boxing up problems into an emotional warehouse doesn’t mean they go away. If you leave concerns, worries, and troubles in boxes, they just fester and grow inside you.December 18, 2009 - 10:50 pm | Comments (0)
Mom’s birthday today, 1934-1988
Today marks my Mom’s 73rd birthday. Well, what would have been Mom’s 73rd birthday.November 18, 2009 - 7:50 pm | Comments (1)
Not always ready to celebrate pink
My mother in law felt bad the other day because she didn’t feel good about attending a Pink gala event celebrating the victories of local breast cancer survivors. That’s because her good friend’s daughter was losing her fight.October 28, 2009 - 12:04 pm | Comments (0)
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