I did not tell my daughter because she was too young to understand. She just thought I had a funny/bad haircut.
I said yes, not realizing it would mean I’d end up in pink snakeskin pants and 5-inch Nicole Miller heels, rocking out to Nirvana and sipping Champagne in Manhattan photography studio.
I’m a worrier, an awfulizer, and I had a hard time keeping it in the moment.
When I was too sick to put the kids to bed, my daughter would bring one of her schoolbooks into my bedroom, sit next to my bed and read to me instead. She felt like she was doing something to help – and she was.
“Oncologists naturally focus on treating the cancer and keeping you alive. But they need to remember what they’re keeping you alive for.”
Caregiving Cancer: “I think one of my first thoughts was purely selfish: I did not want or feel capable of being a single parent.”
Kids can handle a whole lot more than we think they can.
I chased her through the hotel, but I couldn’t find her. Then again, Lee Rhodes is tough to keep up with. She’d just spoken at Mom 2.0, the annual blogging conference held this year in Miami, and I wanted to hear more about how she’d launched glassybaby, a unique, colored glass votive company that employs […]
The worst part is that all three of my children fully expect to receive their own diagnosis of cancer. Someday.
Almost exactly five years to the moment that I found out I had cancer, I saw the space shuttle being hauled up the Hudson River.