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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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“… And I’m ge ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “… And I’m getting it back on the road now, but I’m taking the long way around.” (From Taking the Long Way by the Dixie Chicks) Today marks two years since my world tur ... Read on »
“It’s been two long years now since the top of the world came... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “… And I’m getting it back on the road now, but I’m taking the long way around.” (From Taking the Long Way by the Dixie Chicks) Today marks two years since my world t ... Read on »
(Have youvoted for Daughter of C ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (Have you voted for Daughter of Cancer as the Most Inspirational Blog today?) Getting ready for the wedding Yesterday I attended a wedding with The Boy. There we ... Read on »
(Have youvoted for Daughter of C ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (Have you voted for Daughter of Cancer as the Most Inspirational Blog today?) The Boy texted me on Sunday night to tell me his grandfather had just died (unexpectedly). ... Read on »
* Note to new readers (due to to ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer * Note to new readers (due to today’s sudden surge in traffic): This is my first post since my mother died of glioblasoma, a terminal form of brain cancer, last week. You ... Read on »
1 year, 11 hours by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is the conversation I had with my sister, exactly 1 year and 11 hours ago, probably verbatim: Sister: Mom’s dead Me: OK Sister: We’ll call in the mornin ... Read on »
A few days ago, as I walked down ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A few days ago, as I walked down a street, I found a cell phone on the ground. Knowing how much my life depends on my phone nowadays – seeing as I no longer know hardly an ... Read on »
A quiche-induced mental breakdown by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sunday was my dad’s 60th birthday, so we threw him a surprise party on Saturday night. My sisters and I, along with my dad’s wife, decided to make as much as we c ... Read on »
A taste of my own medicine (which I knew sucked to begin with) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (Have you voted for Daughter of Cancer as the Most Inspirational Blog today?) The Boy texted me on Sunday night to tell me his grandfather had just died (unexpectedly ... Read on »
A taste of my own medicine (which I knew sucked to begin with) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer (Have you voted for Daughter of Cancer as the Most Inspirational Blog today?) The Boy texted me on Sunday night to tell me his grandfather had just died (unexpectedly ... 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 »
Alone, in the dark, late at night, on the couch, crying (Or sniff, but don’t scratch) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer And no, I’m not trying to be Polish here (it comes naturally). It is 2:20 am and I am, once again, unable to sleep. If my sleep deprivation can be divided into two cat ... Read on »
An open letter to all the fake people and abandoners by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today was my mother’s memorial. According to the Jewish calendar, last year, today, we buried my mother. “Luckily” for us, Jews get to mourn twice. Tec ... Read on »
And not just because of what you ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer And not just because of what you are thinking (as if my mother dying weren’t enough). My day started out great – I’ve been in a good mood, I haven’t cried in two whole ... Read on »
Another breed of cancer survivors by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wikipedia defines a cancer survivor as “… an individual with cancer of any type, current or past, who is still living.” I am pretty sure that the definition should be ... Read on »
ApparentlyCharles Dickenswas rig ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Apparently Charles Dickens was right: Polar opposites can – and do – co-exist. The worst of times, in my case, is clear to all my readers: My mother died just over 2 mo ... Read on »
Before I begin, I’d like t ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Before I begin, I’d like to give a quick update on my last post. My grandfather is fine for the most part. He was supposed to be released from the hospital on Thursday aft ... Read on »
Breaking in(to) a new apartment – literally by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Important Note: If you are a friend of the family, please do NOT tell my grandparents about this. Thanks. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted on the blog. There a ... Read on »
Breaking in(to) a new apartment – literally by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Important Note: If you are a friend of the family, please do NOT tell my grandparents about this. Thanks. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted on the blog. There a ... Read on »
By popular demand – things that help or I don’t mind hearing by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Over the last couple of days, I have written about things that people say to me that only make me feel worse. Many of you – both people who know me offline and those who ... Read on »