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Learning to walk in the dark

One of the books I’ve found myself going back to read when things get rough is called, “Learning to Walk in the Dark.” A major theme in the book is that we’ve become fixated on the notion that darkness figuratively and literally is bad, evil, and and something to be feared. 1,040 more words

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Within the Tunnel

My alarm went off at 5:45 AM, and I was wide awake.

After crawling into bed under an unfamiliar roof at midnight, Sherlock puked up cat food he ate too fast around 1AM and was kneading my stomach with his small paws ten minutes before my alarm. 479 more words

Life Truths

Simple Steps to Catch Ovarian Cancer Early

Each year, 14,000 American women die of ovarian cancer, succumbing to a disease that is frequently misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late. Among those lost to the disease over the years were comedian Gilda Radner, actress Madeline Kahn, civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, and Ann Durham, Barack Obama’smother. 224 more words

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Can IVF Cause Cancer?

Can IVF Cause Cancer?

Today’s post addresses a question that I am often asked at the clinic – Can IVF cause cancer?

This concern very likely stems from a study done 12 years ago, which has since been well-publicised. 453 more words

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Down to the Mayo

Zooming through traffic, listening to my favorite on repeat tunes that gear me up for any oncologist appointment, sunroof open, shades on for a glorious morning, jamming.  968 more words

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Dealing with Grief

A little over two years ago, my mom passed away due to ovarian cancer. She was first diagnosed in 2009, a year after my brother had been diagnosed with leukemia. 572 more words

The Seasons

We are embarking on a new school year and soccer season.  My Tuesday and Thursday nights are occupied with practices and my Saturdays and some Sundays will be occupied with soccer games.  601 more words

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