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Category Archives: Living with Cancer

Blog Posts about Living with Cancer


Survivor's Guilt

When you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, survival tops your priority list. As time passes, you meet other cancer patients. Some of them survive. Some of them die. Learning that one of your friends has died of cancer, always Read more…


Pain Scale

Do you remember the last time you went to the doctor? If it was within the past couple of years, chances are, you were asked to “rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being no Read more…


Speaker

Parental guilt is part of having kids. It comes with the job. You first feel it when you make decisions about feeding, Breast or bottle? You may feel guilty about your decision to go back to work or your decision Read more…


Firefighters and Cancer

It’s been 16 years since “9/11.” No doubt, you remember where you were on that day. Images of heroic first responders are etched in our memories forever. How has the health of survivors and first responders (including firefighters) at Ground Read more…


Nuggets of caregiving wisdom

Recently, I have been writing about caregiving wisdom. I have gained this wisdom the hard way. Caregivers gathered at a recent Conversations with Kelly event on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The theme was “Lean on Me. Caring for the Caregiver”. If Read more…


Care coordination

Last week, we talked about boundaries in caregiving, as well as the many hats a caregiver must wear. For friends and family, it can be difficult to know how to help in a situation that feels so helpless. In this Read more…


What to Avoid Saying to a Friend With Cancer

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is what to say to support a friend facing cancer. Asking this question shows how much they care for their friend. People who avoid friends facing cancer often do so because Read more…


Living With Cancer A Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient

What does a day in the life of a cancer patient look like? I’m asked this question a lot by people who want a better idea of how to support a loved one who’s living with cancer. A couple of Read more…


Ask For Help even with imperfect faith

Do we need to “have it all together?”So many tragic things happen in this world and in our personal lives, that require us to have faith. What happens when the faith we have is imperfect? The truth is that we Read more…


Prostate Cancer

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day.  Our family had an annual get-together with my husband’s side of the family. I’m so thankful for the men in our lives. It got me thinking about how important men’s health issues are, Read more…

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