A few weeks before the PET scan that would determine whether or not I was in remission from a deadly blood cancer, my brother asked me, “What happens if you’re not in remission?” “What were you thinking of getting me for my birthday?” I answered, and then explained that he was the number one candidate should […]
But sometimes we take this responsible sensibility too far, thinking that we’re being good people when really, we’re just stamping a giant DENIED on our psyches over and over and over again.
The group helps single fathers due to cancer cope with the loss of their wives or partners, meet the demands of parenthood, and manage their children’s grief.
I want to apologize for the way I may have acted, for the things I didn’t do and the words I never spoke.
Maya and Marc Silver understand what it’s like for the million or so teens whose parents have cancer each year.
Some women find post-treatment the most difficult part of the experience, because you’re ‘supposed to be’ done, but emotionally, it’s hard not to feel some sort of ‘what now?’ letdown.
“She needed to talk about it, and my husband and I never tried to censor her.”
We can’t give 100% of ourselves 100% of the time. To be your best, and to give the best care as both a parent and a caregiver, you need to take time out for yourself.
I went straight from my thirties to the hospital, where the other patients were all twice my age. For me, 40 was the new 80.