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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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I bet I’ll be getting lots ... 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 m ... Read on »
Passover is my Christmas, and it’s been a hard one 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 a ... 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 »
Dear March 2009: You were the worst month ever. I hate you. Good riddance. 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 whol ... Read on »
Changing speech patterns: A new language by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is obvious to everyone, as it was to me, that the death of my mother would bring many physical changes, such as giving away her clothes and her absence, as well as ps ... Read on »
It is obvious to everyone, as it ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is obvious to everyone, as it was to me, that the death of my mother would bring many physical changes, such as giving away her clothes and her absence, as well as psyc ... Read on »
My personal disengagement plan – disconnecting before the disconnect by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Disengagement When my mother was initially diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, in a move that is very uncharacteristic of me, I chose not to Google the disease. ... Read on »
Disengagement ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Disengagement When my mother was initially diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, in a move that is very uncharacteristic of me, I chose not to Google the disease. I ... Read on »
It is the best of times, and the worst of times 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 ... 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 »
I have unfairly hijacked Israeli Memorial Day by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is Israel’s Memorial Day to remember those who died in action defending the country, as well as those who were murdered in terrorist attacks. For those of you who ... Read on »
Today is Israel’s Memorial ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is Israel’s Memorial Day to remember those who died in action defending the country, as well as those who were murdered in terrorist attacks. For those of you who do ... 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 »
Daughter of Cancer has been nominated for a most inspirational blog award – Vote below! by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is with great pride that I announce that someone has nominated Daughter of Cancer for an award in the most inspirational blog category (thank you, whoever nominated). ... Read on »
It is with great pride that I an ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is with great pride that I announce that someone has nominated Daughter of Cancer for an award in the most inspirational blog category (thank you, whoever nominated). ... 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 »
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 »
(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 »
I will most likely post about th ... by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I will most likely post about the trip when I get back, but I didn’t want anyone worrying when I was gone. Tonight/tomorrow morning The Boy and I are flying to Barcelo ... Read on »
Tears are the silent language of grief (French philosopher Voltaire) by DofC Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Not so silent, actually. Among all the crap that people always tell me, one of the most repetitive is that time will make things better. Ladies and gentlemen, I am ... Read on »