Monthly Archives: June, 2012

I wish I could make it better…

As I mentioned earlier, I am leaving tomorrow for a trip with several other survivors.  Frankly, I am finding that I am having conflicting emotions about going.  One of my dearest friends and my “traveling buddy”, Kelly, will not be there.  Kelly is a good example of someone who passed away but certainly did not …

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Something to look forward to…

I have found that having trips to look forward to has been a good way for me to stay in a good place emotionally.  In talking to other survivors, they have confirmed that this also works for them.  There’s just nothing like knowing that a fun time is in your near future and that you’ll …

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Compassionate Allowance

Compassionate Allowance is a program of the Social Security system.  We’ve probably all heard the horror stories about how incredibly long it takes to receive a determination about getting approved for disability.  It can take a long period of time to learn if you are found eligible to receive disability benefits after you apply.  However, …

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A Bone to Pick

I have developed several pet peeves since my diagnosis and they certainly can conjure up emotions from irritation to disgust.  Most of mine are, in fact, small ones that would probably not even be noteworthy except that I see them repeated too often.  So, I’ll be sharing my “bones” with you as I identify them. …

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Cancer Colony

Not long after I was diagnosed, I had a dream.  This dream was one of the kind that seems to last for a long time and was very detailed. In the dream, my family moved to a new home.  The home was in a gated community and, yep, each home had a family member that …

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