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  1. Michelle Massey
    Michelle Massey April 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm | | Reply

    Ahhhhh, we share a common interest. Love this!
    ~Michelle Massey, LICSW
    Gilda’s Club Seattle

  2. Iris Lee Knell
    Iris Lee Knell April 29, 2011 at 5:19 am | | Reply

    One of the most difficult things to do is to ask for help. This is especially true when you are a caretaker, as women and mothers we know this too well. For me I had an even harder time. I work as a school counselor and have a private psychotherapy practice. I help others, so I didn’t want to have to ask. However I didn’t have a choice, I needed to reach out and have others do for me. During my surgery and treatment I must say I had the most incredible support system,this included family and friends. One of my friends coordinated meals and rides for my children on http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com and I set up a website to blog about what was going on with me on http://www.caringbridge.org, my support system could write to me after I blogged and send their comments and support. For me writing was so therapeutic and it meant I didn’t need to complain to my spouse, or answer every phone call. Most of all keep a sense of humor and don’t be afraid to ask for what you need, others want to know what they can do for you.

  3. Suzanne Burkhart
    Suzanne Burkhart May 27, 2012 at 12:09 am | | Reply

    Laughter has truly been the medicine for dealing with my husband’s cancer. People comment on how well Jim and I “keep it together” and have such a positive attitude. Well, we feel we don’t have a choice due to our four kids. Sure, we have our moments, don’t we all? But seeing humor in the situation helps guide our way to keeping that positive attitude. Thank you Jen for this site!

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