Cancer as a Circumstance

What exactly is a circumstance?  Here is the definition I found on Google: circumstance: a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action Is your husband’s cancer a circumstance?  Look at the definition above and really think about it. I’m guessing that a variation of one of these thoughts came up: OfContinue reading “Cancer as a Circumstance”

Some Days Are Just Going To Suck, and That’s OK

A year ago this month, here is what I wrote on caringbridge.org for my friends and family: The realization set in that we are going to have to go through the whole cancer process again. We did that two years ago with his arm and right now it seems overwhelming to have to go throughContinue reading “Some Days Are Just Going To Suck, and That’s OK”

Your Manual For Your Husband With Cancer

If your husband has cancer, you may have found yourself thinking some of these types of thoughts: Why can’t he take better care of himself? He should really be more positive! He should not get so stressed out, it’s not good for him! More than likely, you have strong opinions about how he should beContinue reading “Your Manual For Your Husband With Cancer”

How to leave the oncologist’s office feeling determined instead of hopeless

Are your husband’s doctor’s appointments preceded by days of feeling a combination of emotions from anxiety to dread to hopefulness? Do you often feel powerless and are both fearful and hopeful for whatever you might be told?   The first appointment my husband had after we learned his cancer had metastasized I remember feeling anxietyContinue reading “How to leave the oncologist’s office feeling determined instead of hopeless”

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