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Defining Success

How do you define success?

Is it measured by professional goals? Having a family? A large social group? Travel? Experiences? Money? Materials goods?

I find myself continuously changing the way I define… 732 more words

Young Adult Cancer

And for my next trick...

And for my next trick ladies and gentleman…I shall make this port disappear!

In about ten minutes I’m heading to the hospital for a quick day procedure/minor surgery. 225 more words


The Widow Drives: Adventures at the DMV

Oh, dear readers, I have a tale to tell you, and there was wailing and gnashing of teeth. Well, some, anyway. And now I know what I will do if I should ever buy a car with another person again. 1,362 more words

To No Longer Look Like a Cancer Patient

A few weekends ago, I walked with a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks before me. Because of a different sequence of treatment, she finished chemotherapy in June, two months after I finished; and so, unlike me, she still bears the bald head of a woman with breast cancer. 640 more words


Jenna Sawdon-Bea's cancer journey helps her discover the art of life

Just a couple of months ago, Dr. Jenna Sawdon-Bea stood in front of an auditorium full of Physical Therapy graduates, students, colleagues and friends. Her emotions were high as she gave an inspirational keynote address at the inaugural 2015 Doctor of Physical Therapy commencement. 693 more words

Participants Needed: International research study by OvQuest

Do you have ovarian cancer and have you received chemotherapy?

Take part in an on-line international research study looking at the challenges faced by women with ovarian cancer. 349 more words

Ovarian Cancer

Why “This Is No Big Deal, You Survived Cancer” is Bullshit.”

In the past few weeks I have posted and talked to friends about some disappointments I’ve had. I was taken aback by two things; the frequency and ubiquity of similar disappointments and the almost universal acclamation, “You’ve got to keep this in perspective; cancer almost killed you. 237 more words