For Spouses & Caregivers
For spouses and caregivers of parents with cancer.
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 […]
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.
There were sunbathers in the middle of a walk for cancer survivors.
I felt like the world’s worst mother when all of this happened. Okay, some days I still do.
THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET CANCER: You wish your family hadn’t been in the car with you.