Tag: terminal

Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

Bucket lists. They've always made me itch. From time to time I'll hear friends talk about making their list or they will post pictures with a lead in of "Well, I checked this (whatever 'this' is) off my bucket list." I immediately think about what happens when they finish the list or worse; they don't … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

Inside Anxiety

Inside Anxiety

Fun fact about me: I occasionally suffer from panic attacks. They began shortly after cancer became part of my life. They come out of nowhere. Randomly. Usually at the worst possible times. I'm having one now. I'm trying to distract myself. If I don't and I let the feelings wash over me, I'm afraid the … Continue reading Inside Anxiety

A Big Win For Choice

A Big Win For Choice

Today the New York State Assembly Health Committee voted 14 to 11 in favor of the Medical Aid In Dying Act. This historic vote comes less than 2 weeks after the Bill was introduced by Senator Diane Savino and Assembly Woman Amy Paulin. I am very proud to have been part of the beginning process … Continue reading A Big Win For Choice

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The following is a speech I gave in Buffalo in support of Medical Aid in Dying Laws for New York State I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt. I'm also a supporter and advocate of Aid-in-Dying laws in NYS and I'd like to tell you why. In August of 2013, … Continue reading Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The Mind F*ck

The Mind F*ck

Ask anyone. Living with Cancer is a total mind fuck and if you're living with Metastatic (terminal) Cancer like I am it's a never ending mind fuck roller coaster. Monthly blood work to see if the cancer is waking up and planning a move. Regular scans to see if your insides are glowing. You stay … Continue reading The Mind F*ck

The Best Surprise

The Best Surprise

It's not often I log onto Facebook and get a wonderful surprise. Many times its filled with not so good news about friends reporting on test results or finding out another has died too soon. But today isn't one of those days. Today I found out I was put into the company of some pretty … Continue reading The Best Surprise

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

My Disease Is Not A Game

My Disease Is Not A Game

It's happening again. The Facebook games and I don't mean Candy Crush. It usually happens closer to October but it seems that lately these games just keep going on a loop. The latest one, I'm sure you've seen, is an obscure Facebook post. When you read it you're not sure if the person was drunk … Continue reading My Disease Is Not A Game