Author Archive: hinsopa

“5 Realities of Life When You Know you are Going to Die”

I recently posted this article (from the Cracked website) on Facebook and was so impressed with the insightful comments my friends had regarding it.  I am posting it here for those of you that did not see it. http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2270-5-realities-life-once-you-realize-cancer-has-won.html What are your thoughts? Do any of these “ring” true for you? Patsy

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Expect Miracles Everyday

This post was written by my daughter for the blog, My Aspiring Soulful Life.  Check out the other great posts on the blog. Expect Miracles Everday My wish for you today is that you experience many Miracles, Patsy  

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Our Voice…

While attending a conference in Arizona last year, I had the pleasure of hearing Shelley Nasso, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), speak. Her presentation was well done and I learned so much from her about how survivors can play a key role in public policy. I knew immediately that …

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Mother’s Day….the Day of Mixed Emotions

Today our family will be doing the same thing that many families will do.  My children are all in town and we will be spending the day together and being very thankful for all the blessings we have.  I’m thinking there might also be some special treats bestowed upon me 🙂  Like many other women, …

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What one woman did when her doctor said there were no more options…

Several months ago, I joined a cancer survivor online support group created by a friend of mine that was having much difficulty.  The women in the group were exploring a very specific option and I thought learning about it would be helpful information for me.  What I found there was an amazing group of women …

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“that place in us that carries the light”

Some of you may know me, but for those of you that don’t, I am Patsy’s daughter (aka “mini-me”) and I work as an Oncology Social Worker at a Comprehensive Cancer Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.  It seems the holidays are an extra hard time for our patients and families as they cope with cancer …

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When the holidays hurt…

I must admit I hesitated a bit before writing this post today.  This is a time of joy and love and not a time of talking about sadness.  As you well know, we experience different emotions and these are not always happy ones. This is especially true for cancer survivors.  We may feel incredibly blessed …

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Heather’s Story

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Heather, a very special friend of mine. Heather has been through so much and because she is such an inspiration I have asked her to share what support from other survivors has meant to her. I was diagnosed with a very rare type of ovarian cancer …

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree…

Let me begin this post by saying that this is an issue I know a bit about.  As a 2 x advanced ovarian cancer survivor, a carrier of the Breast Cancer Antigen gene (BRCA2) and mother of a previvor (survivor of a predispositon to cancer due to being a BRCA carrier), I could play on …

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When sadness is the right message…

Greetings to you all! I hope you had a wonderful summer filled with peace, fun and whatever fills your soul. I could describe my summer in many ways. It has been filled with trips and fun, but I think in reflecting back on it I am proudest to say it was the summer I needed …

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Grieve Well

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My Eyes Are Up Here

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