Little Deaths

Another patient advocate living with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) wrote a post on Facebook a while back about all the things we lose to MBC. She labeled these things "little deaths" to distinguish these losses from one's eventual death, but also, I believe, to drive home the point that we must grieve the … Continue reading Little Deaths

Remembering Emily Garnett

On July 17, 2021, from noon until 7 pm, on a very warm and often overcast day in Westchester, NY, friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of Emily Garnett. Some of you who are reading this post knew her or knew of her, others maybe not. When I went back to my list … Continue reading Remembering Emily Garnett

Hurt People Hurt People

I’ve written before about the horrifying reality that there are those people who pretend to have cancer, even metastatic cancer. You can read about those previous experiences here. That was quite a while ago and happened when I was relatively new to Stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and the culture within that community (also … Continue reading Hurt People Hurt People

Surfside disaster

Miami, Florida, has been in the national news lately for a truly horrific disaster. On June 24, 2021, in the wee hours of the morning, one of the towers of the 12 story condo building called “Surfside” on Miami Beach suddenly collapsed. Most of the residents and guests were deeply asleep. A lucky few heard … Continue reading Surfside disaster

Medical Update — BIONJ and Jaw Surgery and Opioids and Recovery

Looking back over my recent blog posts, I have noticed that I've been blogging a lot more about my medical updates that anything else, so I suppose one could surmise what has been on my mind lately. I've realized (again) that not all pain is the same and there are just some body parts that … Continue reading Medical Update — BIONJ and Jaw Surgery and Opioids and Recovery