Just as we cannot predict what will happen in life, we cannot always predict the effects of medical treatments.I was thinking about this, as I began hosting my own pity party of one today -- due to the severe back and abdominal muscle pain that plagues me every day due to surgery done almost three years ago. Adding insult to this … Continue reading the story "Wishing for a Medical Crystal Ball"
This is how the story goes:I had a friend around my age. She died. I lived. I lived because she died.Faun and I became fast friends, well, fast. We met at a breast cancer survivor's group, and even though I was the newbie to a well-established group, she and I hit it off. Turns out she was … Continue reading the story "Survivor’s Guilt"
Kudos to a recent Oprah show, which profiled four celebrities: Fran Dresher, Scott Hamilton, Magic Johnson, and Montel Williams -- each who are or have been grappling with serious medical conditions.
What struck me was these individuals' candor and willingness to tell their stories. And as they shared their experiences, their faces of celebrity faded, only to be replaced with the face of humanity, gratitude, and … Continue reading the story "Courage in Stories"