Cancer

On the eve of my 2nd Cancerversary 2020 – Parents Article

Every year, as Chinese New Year approaches, I will be reminded that it was the week before CNY of 2018 that I was diagnosed with cancer. This year, it was no different. ‘What a silly thing’, you say, to dwell on it. ‘It’s already over, don’t think about it!’ Others would advise.  I don’t really wait for the day to come or anticipate it, but a little mild depression follows me around on the anniversary I have been diagnosed with endometrial…

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Thyroid Cancer – How I Am Coping – Single Mum, Parents Article

Maybe I should call it, “The Thyroid Saga.” Or something clever and catchy. But I can’t think of anything right now. So I’ll just say that the story of my thyroid continues. The last 2 weeks have brought more health issues. Here’s where it all started, and now we are on to Phase Two. So since the last surgery, where they removed half my thyroid, we received the results of the biopsy. At my follow up appointment with my surgeon,…

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Cancer and Emergency Scare: Update and Appreciation – Single Mum, Parents Article

Mom and Jo : Praying for grandma I would like to start this post by thanking everyone for their prayers and kind words. Although I have been caring for my mother since she has been diagnosed two years ago. It has never gotten to the point she was last Sunday. Below is a full update about her condition.  “I Did Not Know Your Mother Was Sick… “ I understand many of you were shocked to learn that my mother was…

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When Cancer Strikes – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

Here today and then gone. It’s what happens when cancer strikes.  And still it just never seems right, and then it strikes close to home. A friend of mine from my first two years of college passed away this week – on his 52nd birthday from pancreatic cancer.  I met Zuck on the first or second day I was in the dorm at the University of Bridgeport – and we became friends.  We shared music, sports and other things – and…

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Life Isn’t A Hallmark Moment – Single Dad, Parents Article

At some point today during a scroll through Facebook I found a post about National Cancer Survivor’s Day – which I somehow thought was in June (it is).  The post was one of those copy and paste to status, so no telling when it was actually written.  But it made me think – we’re all kind of cancer survivors (at least in my house) and life isn’t a hallmark moment to be commemorated like that. Hallmark as a euphemism for…

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