Shoveling For Survivors

There comes a time when you have no choice, really, but to get out there and exert yourself.  I, for one, think there should be an organization that provides free yard work, leaf removal and snow plowing for breast cancer survivors.  I don’t know about you, but I’m a little broke, both fiscally and physically, […]

Posted in: Fatigue, Health & Healthcare, Pain & Neuropathy, Play, Survivorship by Kathi 8 Comments exercise, Fun, healthcare, survivorship

The True Gift

One of the great blessings in this life is being loved and wanted.  Especially when you are a child. It cannot be overestimated what a difference it makes in your entire life.  I was so very fortunate to be born to parents who reveled in my arrival in their lives. My mother had not had […]

Posted in: Life & Mortality, Making A Difference by Kathi 7 Comments celebration, Christmas, Fun


The sum of our parts Just last night, I found myself involved in several conversations at once.  They included discussions of lutefisk, reconstructive surgery, boring holiday letters, snail-mail, DADT, Iraq, oatmeal, foot fractures, blizzards, the Hallelujah Chorus, Bon Jovi, parenthood, divorce, and the winter solstice lunar eclipse that most of us didn’t see because of […]

Posted in: Attitude, Life & Mortality, Making A Difference, Play, Survivorship by Kathi 7 Comments blogging, friendship, Fun, geek-i-tude, survivorship, websites, women

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, and illustrates all 24 of the […]

Posted in: Chemotherapy-IV & Oral, Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Fatigue, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Metastastatic Breast Cancer, Nitty Gritty, Pain & Neuropathy, Radiation, Research, Survivorship by Kathi 4 Comments BRCA, breast cancer, breast surgery, chemotherapy, cognitive impairment, depression, fatigue, healthcare, radiation, responsibility, side effects, survivorship