No Problem

I wasn’t sure if I should write about him … because he isn’t mine to write about.  We broke up almost 3 decades ago after dating and living together for over two years.  He was my first love. We met at work.  I was the youngest of interns – barely 20-something – and was invited […]

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My Bite is Worse Than My Bark

Several weeks ago I asked my Oncologist Dr. F to cut my steroid dosage in half.  Before receiving chemo, I am pumped up with Pepcid (to inhibit histamine responses in my gut), Benedryl (to prevent allergic reactions) and Dexametheson (a steroid to crush my immune system). The steroids were giving me a bad case of […]

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My Advice to Graduates

As the summer of 2017 starts and schools end … I watch as the children of family and friends graduate and move on to next chapters in their lives. I pause … and wonder what advice would I give to someone so fresh and new to the world?  Their (hopefully) whole life ahead of them?  […]

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Split Second

You’ve heard the story of the professor who demonstrated the Jar of Life to his students? He was lecturing on the concept of time management … and placed a big glass jar on the desk in front of him.  Next, he pulled out a box of rocks about the size of tennis balls.  He placed […]

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And though she be but little, she is fierce

Shakespeare ~ A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Act 3, Scene 2 I am mostly fearless. I meet cancer head on and don’t flinch … which is exactly how I have always approached life. Tomorrow is my third of four chemotherapy infusions with the AC combination of drugs:  doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). Once the AC combo […]

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