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Sarena and The Search For Happiness

A few nights ago, I watched the movie Hector and The Search For Happiness. If you haven’t yet seen it I suggest you do. The basic premise is we are introduced to a young psychiatrist named Hector who travels the world to find out what makes people happy. 883 more words

The Alabama Project on the NCI website

My friend and colleague Suzanne Parker initiated publication of a story about The Alabama Project on the National Cancer Institute website before she experienced an aneurysm several weeks ago. 63 more words


A light at the end of the PTSD tunnel

I’ve tried many times to explain PTSD to people who don’t have experience surrounding it. It isn’t east to break down the fear and the anxiety that comes with recovering from a trauma, especially multiple traumas that happen over the span of years. 803 more words


14. In My Head

August 18, 2014

Dear Cancer, 

      My mother is in town for a few days and I am preparing to spend the morning with her. I am almost dressed when the phone rings. 887 more words


13. What Is Your Name?

August 11, 2014

Dear Cancer, 

James and I both had to take the day off of work to make the trip. But it is a nice day and we have some alone time so it`s not all bad. 335 more words


12. Will Someone Please Just Explain This to Me?

August 5, 2014

Dear Cancer, 

     I never saw that oncologist. Upon reviewing my records he contacted my ENT and said I needed to go to one of the two University hospitals near me. 264 more words


11. Hide and Seek

July 31, 2014

Dear Cancer,

      As I sit here waiting for the doctor to enter the room, I am calm. I am in control. I do not fear you anymore. 268 more words