BIONJ, Part II

I've written before about Bisphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BIONJ), which I was diagnosed with back in June of 2020, and you can read about that here. From what I am hearing from a variety of doctors, there are more cases of BIONJ since those of us with MBC and other metastatic cancers are … Continue reading BIONJ, Part II

Medical Update, 4th of 2021

Those of us who are forever patients are scanned all the time. We lovingly/sarcastically/mournfully call this process "scan, treat, repeat." Because of these regular scans, things that would never have been known about the interior workings of our bodies are known and become a potential issue, at least inside my head. I can't say that … Continue reading Medical Update, 4th of 2021

Mother’s Day, 2021

Growing up, Mother's Day was all about making breakfast for my mom and then doing things like chores or other things she would like us to do for her that day or whatever else dad has cooked up. As I got older and I didn’t live at home any longer, it became more about making … Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2021

Names

When I was actively practicing law, I moved among different courthouses, different counties, and different levels of the legal system. In some scenarios, attorneys would show up to cover for another attorney or somehow otherwise didn’t know what their client(s) looked like. Because of this, it was not uncommon for the lawyer to then quietly … Continue reading Names

Dignity

What is "Dignity"? The English word dignity comes from the Latin word, dignitas, which means “worthiness.” Dignity implies that each person is worthy of honor and respect for who they are, not just for what they can do.  In other words, human dignity cannot be earned and cannot be taken away.  It’s an inalienable gift given … Continue reading Dignity