Archive | November 2012

Talking About Cancer

Someone recently asked me, How do you talk about cancer? I’ve looked on the Internet and I can’t find any articles about telling someone you have cancer. There’s one simple answer for that: There is

Talking About Cancer


My secret weapon that helps me maintain my sanity when it comes to managing living life with cancer: an organizer. Yes, the things that every one stopped carrying when smart phones were invented.

Life With Cancer: The Organizer System

An Untraditional Cancer Journal

Just about every cancer survivor I know kept a cancer journal during his or her treatment. Some used a book and pen, others typed out their experiences on their computers, and some shared them online.

An Untraditional Cancer Journal

The Day I Became A Cancer Patient

On Nov. 12, 2008, around 4 p.m., my phone finally rang. It’d been a month since my partial thyroidectomy, and despite calling daily, I had not received my pathology results. I had no idea if I was a cancer patient or not—and I wanted to know. It was my surgeon’s scheduler, saying that I had an appointment at 8 a.m. the following morning. I asked why I had to come in, since a month ago, he’d promised to call me with the results so I could avoid the 500-mile round trip. When my questions weren’t answered, I knew it was cancer.

Read the rest at Everyday Health.

How did you find out you had cancer?

The Day I Became A Cancer Patient