Is It Always Cancer’s Fault?

I’m not complaining. Not really. Maybe a little. This is the last day of my vacation. I’d been looking forward to it for weeks. Sixteen lovely days off from my job as a homecare physical therapist. Sixteen days when I did not have to figure out how to solve someone else’s health problems, when I […]

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Day Job

The Long and Winding Road Despite rumors to the contrary, I don’t get paid to spread snark — and what I like to think is the occasional trenchant commentary — throughout the land. I wish! No. What I get paid to do, four days a week now, is to work as a physical therapist for […]

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Giving Thanks

Putting my house in order. It may not seem like much to most people, but the photo on the left represents part of a symbolic personal triumph. Three-and-a-half years ago, my life was beset by cancer-interruptus. The day I was told I had breast cancer was one of the most shocking days of my life, […]

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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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