I feel that I am established enough of a person and secure enough in my maturity to really be out in the open about something here. I felt like today was the right time to talk about it because later this week I am going to be staring this issue square in the face. I… Continue reading The “Kids” We Don’t Talk About.
Way back when I was sick and hairless (side note: "Sick & Hairless" is a great underground punk rock band name), I was invited to participate in an event with the "Look Good... Feel Better" program. A few other cancer-patients-in-treatment and I were given make up tips, free make up, and offered free wig styling.… Continue reading Style Points: Look Good, Feel Better.
Years and years ago when I was sick, I received many gifts encouraging me to "Get Well" and the such. Flowers, balloons, teddy bears - you name it. One oddly popular gift? Coffee cups. Not sure why it worked out that way, especially since I didn't actually drink coffee when I was 15 and I… Continue reading Cup o’ the Day: So Special
Dysgerminoma is the name of the cancer that grew in my young body more than 25 years ago. It is a rare germ cell tumor that develops mostly in adolescent girls and young women. It is also a form of ovarian cancer. When I got the diagnosis of “dysgerminoma of the ovary” I barely knew… Continue reading The post where I talk about when I had cancer.