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DofC

I began writing my blog just before my mother died of glioblastoma, a terminal form of brain cancer. Roughly 6 months passed between the time that I made the decision to write the blog and actually start it. It isn't easy for me to talk to people about how I feel, which is why I write it. It... Full Bio
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From one daughter of cancer to two miniature new ones by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dear S and E, You don’t know me. I’ve never met you, I have only seen pictures of you on Facebook, of your beautiful smiles and never-ending happiness. But I knew y ... Read on »
To my daughter on her first birthday by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sweet baby girl of mine, Words have not yet been invented that can define how I feel about you. Without a doubt, you are the most incredibe gift that this world has ... Read on »
Heartbroken by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am heartbroken. I am head over heels in love with my baby and I am thoroughly heartbroken. Each time I call myself Mom when I speak to my daughter, my heart b ... Read on »
What I would ask my mom if I could go back in time by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I get about a dozen emails every week from people with a dying/dead parent, asking me for advice or just asking me to be a sounding board for them. Yesterday I received ... Read on »
In honor of Mother’s Day: The story of my post partum depression by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Bet you didn’t see that coming. This post doesn’t have anything to do with my mom, but I felt it needed to be written. We have all heard the stories of the famous ... Read on »
In honor of Mother’s Day: The story of my post partum depression by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Bet you didn’t see that coming. This post doesn’t have anything to do with my mom, but I felt it needed to be written. We have all heard the stories of the famous p ... Read on »
Dear Mom, I’m a mom by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi Mom, It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog. As opposed to the previous times that I have delayed posting because I was crying too much – or didn’t wa ... Read on »
Dear Mom, I’m a mom by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi Mom, It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog. As opposed to the previous times that I have delayed posting because I was crying too much – or didn’t wan ... Read on »
Changing the concept of the capitalized word “Mom” by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My friend and coworker recently approached me at work, put her hands on my now-large belly and said, “How’s Mom?” My immediate reaction was, “Still dead.” Afte ... Read on »
Changing the concept of the capitalized word “Mom” by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My friend and coworker recently approached me at work, put her hands on my now-large belly and said, “How’s Mom?” My immediate reaction was, “Still dead.” After ... Read on »
Dear Mom, I’m married. by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi Mom, It’s been a while since I’ve written. My last post, pretty much described everything leading up to the wedding. I survived it all and even had a great t ... Read on »
Dear Mom, I’m getting married… by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dear Mom, The Boy proposed on Saturday morning and we are now engaged. You would have loved him. If you are looking, then you already know how great he is. I jus ... Read on »
Last push before Race for the Cure – Jerusalem by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi all! So I haven’t written in a while for two reasons: 1) I’ve been working my buttox off (I look really hot right now). (Not really.) 2) I am preparing t ... Read on »
When your mother is dying and almost gone by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Another day, another dozen emails by people whose loved one are dying. And again, I write and reply, wishing I could help, but knowing I can’t. But in the hopes ... Read on »
The last connecting key by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My father sold my parents’ apartment and moved out 2 weeks ago. This key is/was the key to my parents’s home. And it officially symbolized the last real connec ... Read on »
My 2 cents about dealing with a relative’s cancer (for what it’s worth) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I recently reconnected with a friend of mine from college. She actually accidentally found me while searching for information about glioblastoma, and when she ... Read on »
All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Talia... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Lately I’ve been feeling like I will never be fully happy. That there will always be something missing, and I don’t know how to go through life like that. T ... Read on »
Physician-assisted death – would we have accepted this option? (Via Grey’s Anatomy) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A couple days ago I watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in which a patient, who was dying of terminal lung cancer, asked her doctors to help her die. On the ... Read on »