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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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My mom stopped breathing about 3 ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My mom stopped breathing about 3 weeks ago. Apparently the law is that, while you can ask for an DNR for a family member (do no rescucitate – no life-saving measures su ... Read on »
The background before I begin by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My mom couldn’t feel the side of her face for a couple minutes and went to the ER  in April 2007 on the evening before her 55th birthday. Several days later, she was dia ... Read on »
My mom couldn’t feel the s ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My mom couldn’t feel the side of her face for a couple minutes and went to the ER  in April 2007 on the evening before her 55th birthday. Several days later, she was diagn ... Read on »
Unexpected realization: Nobody knows me anymore by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For the past couple of days, I have been trying to make a difficult decision. This isn’t the first difficult decision I’ve made at all – I’ve moved continents, I’ve left ... Read on »
For the past couple of days, I h ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For the past couple of days, I have been trying to make a difficult decision. This isn’t the first difficult decision I’ve made at all – I’ve moved continents, I’ve left j ... Read on »
How am I like thee, let me count the ways 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. Yo ... 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 »
Part 1 is over. Enter part 2. by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last night, at about 1:30 am local time, my mother died of glioblastoma (brain cancer). I clearly won’t be updating my blog over the next week or so. Thanks everyone for ... Read on »
Last night, at about 1:30 am loc ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last night, at about 1:30 am local time, my mother died of glioblastoma (brain cancer). I clearly won’t be updating my blog over the next week or so. Thanks everyone for y ... Read on »
Good dreams can be worse than nightmares by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I was late to work today. I had an amazing dream, and I woke up exhausted and depressed. I dreamt (not for the first time) that my mother was suddenly feeling better, an ... Read on »
I was late to work today. I had ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I was late to work today. I had an amazing dream, and I woke up exhausted and depressed. I dreamt (not for the first time) that my mother was suddenly feeling better, and ... 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 »
Taking a breather – for the first time in months by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We interrupt our regularly scheduled cry fest to bring you these news: Last weekend I ran away from home. And it was marvelous. Last Sunday I was having a bad day ... Read on »
We interrupt our regularly sched ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We interrupt our regularly scheduled cry fest to bring you these news: Last weekend I ran away from home. And it was marvelous. Last Sunday I was having a bad day (f ... Read on »
My head knows, but my heart hasn’t accepted it yet. Waiting for the other-other shoe... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I read my mom’s blog. Don’t start putting me down, saying I shouldn’t have read it. It’s been in my RSS reader for a long time, and I have waited a long tim ... Read on »
Yesterday I read my mom’s ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I read my mom’s blog. Don’t start putting me down, saying I shouldn’t have read it. It’s been in my RSS reader for a long time, and I have waited a long time ... Read on »
“… 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 »
How do you read Daughter of Cancer? How did you find me? A poll. by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi all, I keep seeing very random ways that people arrive at my blog, so I wanted to take an informal survey see how people find my blog and what method you use to re ... Read on »
Hi all, I keep seeing v ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi all, I keep seeing very random ways that people arrive at my blog, so I wanted to take an informal survey see how people find my blog and what method you use to read ... Read on »
Scales of Happiness: Haunted by my mother’s death (not her ghost, this isn’t the... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I bet I’ll be getting lots of hits for mentioning the Sci Fi Network in my title. The 9 or so months leading up to my mother’s passing were characterized, at least on ... Read on »