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Ordinary Moments

About 6 years ago, I noticed changes in my breast that eventually led to a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer. Six years later, I am ever grateful for the simple fact that I am alive. 449 more words

Your Spouse’s Retirement & Social Security

Let’s assume for a moment that you are now gone and your surviving spouse must account for all the income she will receive.  A common mistake today is if you just assume that your surviving spouse will continue to receive “both” Social Security checks just like during your retirement.  48 more words

Retirement

A Living Nightmare

My father was a whimsical and creative man. When I was four years old I regularly had nightmares, where trains wouldn’t stay on the tracks, and a Wolf stalked me through fields of flowers until I woke screaming.My father was in graduate school at Goddard College and one day he learned of a dream-based culture that had a technique for managing nightmares. 644 more words

Long time no see :P

Well Hello again,

It has been an eventful few months since writing on here. I have decided to keep a blog on my PhD work and how my many ongoing late effects from the cancer treatment are effecting it. 554 more words

Life

Survivorship - immunotherapy

Immunotherapy has absolutely changed the way melanoma is treated.  Here’s a really interesting and inspirational article from a few months ago.

Melanoma

The plight of farmers in Romania

One of the best things about traveling to Amsterdam was the opportunity to work with two very bright, energetic women from Sustainable Amsterdam: Cornelia Dinca and Anna Hajdu. 479 more words

Survivorship

Economic burden of cancer extends into survivorship

The economic burden of cancer extends beyond diagnosis and treatment, and survivors face thousands of dollars of excess medical expenses every year, a new study concludes. 70 more words

May 2015