Post Archives tagged ‘breast cancer’

We Are Never ‘Done’ with Breast Cancer

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by

Last week I and many others were bludgeoned with the news that Jody Schoger’s breast cancer had metastasized -- after Jody had no evidence of disease for 15 years. Jody is one of the founders and co-moderators of the now-famous #BCSM chats, a breast cancer support tweetchat group that is more than just a group. We are a family. For information on #BCSM, see Jackie Continue reading the story "We Are Never ‘Done’ with Breast Cancer"

Menagerie Mondays: Another Poem for National Poetry Month

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by

I wrote this poem as part of a collection of poetry years ago, which will one day be included in my book of breast cancer poetry. I'm happy there is a month devoted to poetry. In particular, I'm so glad my friend and excellent blogger Nancy of Nancy's Point posted one of Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad's outstanding poems from her awesome book of poems, Fine Continue reading the story "Menagerie Mondays: Another Poem for National Poetry Month"

The Support Group That Went Haywire

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by

As a breast cancer patient, I tried a few support groups. However, I couldn’t relate to others’ situations and didn’t quite fit in. What bothered me was people’s unwillingness or inability to talk about their innermost struggles and fears. At Gilda’s Club, a monthly support group was worth checking out. It was moderated by a social worker who was also a breast cancer survivor. I sat Continue reading the story "The Support Group That Went Haywire"