Balanced Living with Cancer

One young family’s quest to find balance while living with cancer

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When Bald Eagles Soar

August 2, 2012 | 7 Comments

This summer my kids and I visited Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks.  My husband could not join us because of daily medical treatments.  The area holds special meaning for the five of us – a unique distinction –...

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Relentless

April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  One of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Our teenage daughter has had the opportunity over the past eight weeks to...

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Only when They Look Past Me

April 24, 2012 | 11 Comments

“How is the woman in room 312 doing?” “Good. I thought that might be the case.”  “No! No! No! I told them Friday morning.  She’s having surgery on Friday morning.”  The dialog was familiar from a not so distant past. ...

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My Silver Cloak

January 7, 2012 | 14 Comments

I met my Mom and Dad at our local hospital’s emergency room (ER) the other night because she had developed an infection in her arm that was causing her to get septic.  For most people a simple cut on a...

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The Race to Stand Up to Cancer

November 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Our daughter came home from school the other day and asked if she could buy a sweatshirt to support a classmate who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.  “Lymphoma?  Are you sure, honey?”  “Yes, Mom.  She sits next to me in...

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Connecting the Dots

October 12, 2011 | 8 Comments

It was a week ago today that our 13-year old son shouted from the computer downstairs, “Mom, Steve Jobs died.”  A silence fell among the children and myself.  Their dad was not home.  He was in the hospital for his...

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