“So, how is your relationship now that you have breast cancer?” asks the cancer wellness program intake worker.
My husband and I are holding hands.
“I would say it’s stronger; we’ve become closer than ever,” I tell her.
“Great!” the intake worker enthusiastically responds. “Cancer can strengthen the bond between couples. Luckily, that is the case for you both as well.”
I’m relieved. I half believe the feel-good lie … Continue reading the story "First Comes Breast Cancer, Then Comes Divorce"
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"