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Dear Readers,

It’s back.

The leukemia is back. It’s in my spinal cord, but localized in one spot. The news was revealed not by surgery as expected, but, instead, by a lumbar puncture (thankfully performed by Interventional Radiology) and a 3-hour long MRI. 324 more words


Hitting The Pavement, Still Asking For More

“Seeing traces of the scars that came before. Hitting the pavement, still asking for more.” -Son Volt

The quote above is a lyric from my single favorite song of all-time, “Tear Stained Eye” by Son Volt. 919 more words


A Bit of Advocate in All of Us

This post by advocate and Support Volunteer Dee Sparacio, originally appeared on SHARE Cancer Support‘s blog. We are delighted to share it with you.  991 more words


25 Life Lessons From a Two-Time Cancer Survivor

Sometimes, a blog post comes along and it just resonates!  This was one I found via some new friends in Anti-Cancer Club (check it out – sign up for their newsletter). 617 more words


The binge continues

Not feeling so good about myself on the inside.  I feel quite upset.  This binge – has been a 3 week ride so far.  I wrote to Kai Whakaorakai a few days ago saying that the binge was beginning to wind itself down – which translates as I had begun to feel safe emotionally and psychologically.   301 more words


An unfortunate delay

Early yesterday morning, I headed to Princeton Hospital to meet Edwina, who was scheduled to have surgery to remove the uterine fibroids that have been causing her great pain for more than a year. 578 more words



News vans lined the street as I drove up to the hospital. A major strike was being held by the Teamsters.  A 12.5% immediate raise was not enough, apparently. 529 more words