Tag: death

The Couch That Love Built

The Couch That Love Built

If you're a regular reader here, you know I've talked about The Cancer Couch, and it's founder, Rebecca Timlin-Scalara. In case a refresher is needed, Rebecca started a nonprofit as she was recovering from treatments she was receiving for breast cancer. The irony in her choosing the name of her foundation comes from the fact … Continue reading The Couch That Love Built

Writers Block is Real

Writers Block is Real

Nine months. I have been relatively silent for the past nine months. Even now, as I begin, the words are difficult to find. So for record-keeping purposes today is Tuesday, November 26, 2019. It's 2:16 PM. The Circle of Life is a Never-Ending Tail-Spin Death is a part of life, and over the last 6 … Continue reading Writers Block is Real

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

I am so sick of hearing people say to me that I'm still here for "a reason" or I've outlived my prognosis for "a reason." If there is in fact "a reason," then please tell me, what the fuck it is. This week has been especially difficult. A close friend of mine who I see … Continue reading What the Fuck Is the Reason?

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken; They Just Get a Little Cracked

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken; They Just Get a Little Cracked

The last 5 years I have been living my life straddling a fence. I fight every day to stay balanced. Steady. On top and moving forward trying to live my life while also making some kind of difference. There are days when I don't feel well or I have side effects from treatments. I struggle … Continue reading Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken; They Just Get a Little Cracked

Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

As you my remember, the NY Medical Aid in Dying Act was re-introduced this past January and I traveled to Albany to be part of the Press Conference and to speak with lawmakers so I could share my story about why I am in support of this legislation. You can read that blog here. Although … Continue reading Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

Social Media tends to bond people with similarities. Similar interests, hobbies, music and even illnesses. Cancer is one of one of those illnesses that bonds people rather quickly. Especially terminal Cancer. We are a group of people that bond over treatments, side effects, helpful hints, advice, support groups and stories of when diagnosis happened. Deb … Continue reading Until We Meet Again

My Rebuttal to the New York Post

My Rebuttal to the New York Post

On February 15, 2016 the New York Post ran an Editorial about the Aid in Dying Bill introduced by Democratic Amy Paulin in the Assembly and Republican John Bonacic in the state Senate. You can read the Editorial here:   I categorically disagree with this article. So much so I submitted my own rebuttal piece … Continue reading My Rebuttal to the New York Post

The Murky Waters Have Become Clear

The Murky Waters Have Become Clear

It's been a very rocky month. Since my second breast surgery and learning of progresion in my ribs, I've started a new treatment of Ibrance/Faslodex and had another PET Scan. Going into the PET Scan, we were expecting to find further progression in my lung and liver. I was very relieved to learn that was … Continue reading The Murky Waters Have Become Clear