Humor – Coping Mechanism, Anti-Doldrums Agent

I was planning on putting together a lengthier post on the subject of humor as a coping tool, and I still may. However, l feel like posting something now. I was recently reminded of my transplant experience, which made me chuckle. I know that doesn’t sound like a funny memory, but with the high stakes…… Continue reading Humor – Coping Mechanism, Anti-Doldrums Agent

The Curse of the Covid Weight Gain

Am I allowed to blame Covid-19 for the unfortunate change to my body mass index over the past year? I think it’s warranted! Yes, I know I’ve been responsible for putting food into my own mouth regularly. And I realize I could possibly have pushed a little harder to get more exercise. But wait! Hear…… Continue reading The Curse of the Covid Weight Gain

Who to Trust With Your New Diagnosis

You’re leaving your doctor’s office. He or she has just given you the results of your biopsy. You have cancer! You feel light-headed. Tiny beads of sweat begin breaking out across your brow as a terrible churning starts in the pit of your stomach. You’re making your way out the door trying to wear a…… Continue reading Who to Trust With Your New Diagnosis

Peripheral Neuropathy: A Patient’s View

I don’t think I’d ever heard of peripheral neuropathy until I was thrown into the world of cancer treatment and cancer care. I know now it’s a common side effect of diabetes, but I’d not previously had any experience with that condition. These days, I’ve had plenty of experience with it – neuropathy, that is…… Continue reading Peripheral Neuropathy: A Patient’s View