You’re Making Me Crazy

Shadows and fog The story I am going to tell in this post is true. It’s a story that has been told to me over the past several months. Certain details have been omitted, but I asked for and got permission to relate the essentials here. The essentials are accurate. The image of the straitjacket […]

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Depression and Cancer: An Insider’s View

[Reposted on October 10, 2012 for World Mental Health Day.] A shattering silence. Oh, the nonsense we cancer patients have to put up with… It’s not bad enough that we have to endure being slashed, burned and poisoned, but we have to endure unsolicited opinions, advice and ignorance about our emotional response to being slashed, […]

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Steady On…

Perspective China gets broken And it will never be the same Boats on the ocean Find their way back again I am weaving Like a drunkard Like a balloon up in the air I’m needing a puncture and someone To point me somewhere — All lyrics from “Steady On,” by Shawn Colvin & J. Leventhal […]

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Not All Better — A Survivorship Toolbox

GPS for Survivors — Where are we? I’m about to make another “man-on-the-moon” statement: If we can put a man on the moon, how come we don’t do a better job of helping cancer survivors survive? In fact, this picture on the left is from the website for Garmin.com, and illustrates all 24 of the […]

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