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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…


Police

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I encourage you to check out their website and even sign up for the IWSG Newsletter. Today I will share about Read more…


scanxiety

There’s a word that’s unique to the cancer experience. Scanxiety.Most people are familiar with anxiety. There are many types of anxiety, including (but not limited to): generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome).Scanxiety is a form 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…

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