By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
It was a dark and stormy night.
No it wasn’t. It was a fine night as far as the weather goes, but as we sat our two daughters down in the living room to tell them that I had breast cancer, the storm raging inside my brain was pretty harrowing. I attempted a brave face while my husband told the… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 20, 2012 at 7:32pm —
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
Greetings from my after life.
I’m not dead yet, by the way, but I had a glimpse of my death recently and I realized, upon considering it, that I was completely unprepared to have it arrive so soon. Why is it that sometimes we need a good kick in the teeth every so often to get us to sit up…
Added by Audreyvp on January 19, 2012 at 4:08pm —
Being that my daughter depends on me fully and I have to be not only her mother I have to be a her doctor and nurse her counselor and a good example of a mom and woman. I have neglected myself through the years. Being a parent means there will be times that your wants and needs will be put aside.
Added by Shanae Miller on December 27, 2011 at 11:01pm —
The most awkward question a person can ask me is a simple, common question you ask someone you don’t know. “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” This can put the person I just met in an uncomfortable position because I have to say “yes, but he died toward the end of my 6th grade year, he had cerebral… Continue
Added by Adventure Mom on December 8, 2011 at 11:30am —
Have you noticed recently that there seems to be a lot of men sporting new mustaches? There is a reason for this. By now, we are well aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month (we wrote about it last month). This month is Movember (mo is slang for… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on November 9, 2011 at 5:23pm —
Posh Infant Style is pleased to join the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Thanks and Giving Campaign! Please visit my new blog post to learn more. My goal is a modest $500 to support continued research and treatment for our littlest cancer patients. Help make them survivors!
Thanks for your…
Added by Bethany Pawlak on November 4, 2011 at 12:21pm —
“ I don’t normally like to do this over the phone…but, your biopsy came back. I’m sorry, you have breast cancer.”
And with one phone call, a new life began.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 31, 2011 at 9:33am —
As I shared with your earlier this month and again yesterday
, my mom is a breast cancer survivor and is totally enjoying life! I wanted to interview her and share it with you to give an idea of one person's experience with breast cancer, to inspire you to take care of yourself by getting that mammogram you've been putting off, to give more than you normally would toward finding a cure, or to… Continue
Added by Tricia Isham on October 28, 2011 at 1:21pm —
As you have noticed I have not had a blog post in over a week. My heart was just not into it, as it has been somewhere else. It still is a bit, but I am slowly getting out of my rut.…
Added by Tawna Richard on October 18, 2011 at 12:28pm —
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the temperature is falling, and the over commercialization of the pink ribbon has started.
Yes…it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that time of year when every product in Walmart, Target, and the grocery stores decorate their packaging with a pink ribbon. I… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am —
I know that I’ve mentioned that my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. I know how passionate she is about the fight to end cancer, because even as a very, very private person, she is v ery open about being a 6th year… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 5, 2011 at 3:05pm —
I have not been posting in about a week. So many emotions have gone through me and I have sat with a blank stare at the computer, as nothing seemed oh so important, other then my Aunt J.…
Added by Tawna Richard on August 24, 2011 at 9:30pm —
I have just celebrated my last birthday in my, ahem, later 40′s and I have come to realize that I am definitely looking my age. Which I have no problem with – really – as long as I “age gracefully”, I am happy with the way I look. I can truly embrace my wrinkles but, at the same time, I still do want my skin to look as healthy and toned as possible without resorting to “procedures”.…
Added by Audreyvp on June 15, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Try to remember to forget anger, worry, and regret. Live while you have life to live. Love while you have love to give.
Love and Hugs!
Added by Julie Hewett on June 7, 2011 at 6:00am —
Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month?
I didn't...until just the other day. Skin cancer is something that most of us associate with the older age, but it hits a little closer to home for me. I grew up in sunny San Diego, California. Like every good San Diego… Continue
Added by Amy T on May 25, 2011 at 10:45pm —
Today I get to do what I love best ... Travel! I have been given the opportunity to fly to another part of the world and experience life in a new and different way. I have been given another day.
Barry Allen Baldwin isn't as lucky. His days have ended, cut short by the evil monster called cancer. Barry was a year younger then I and the father to two young sons. His wife of 15 years will now need to learn to live another day…
Added by Julie Hewett on May 19, 2011 at 6:59pm —
Last year I began a journey, one that I never would have choosen for myself or for anyone else. On August 11th I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I knew very little of the disease, its cause or the journey that lie before me. Over the next several months my days were filled with doctors visits, tests, radiation, chemotheraphy and eventually surgery. Although treatment took several months I was able to enter the recovery phase by the 1st of January.
For many this is… Continue
Added by Julie Hewett on May 13, 2011 at 5:00pm —
It always seems to start with a phone call.
This time the call came during dinner preparation, a pot roast simmering in the oven with a pile of carrots and potatoes to peel. As the phone rang, I glanced distractedly at the caller ID. I didn’t want to answer. I didn’t want to answer because I had carrot juice on my hands. I didn’t want to answer because I knew who was calling.
Added by Lanita Moss on May 2, 2011 at 9:26am —
*I have accepted the Challenge and The New Faces of Cancer Foundation has Officially Challenge President Obama and 1,000,000 People To Do At Least 10 Push Ups:
To demonstrate their strength, support and endurance for Cancer Patients and their families. Asked your family, friends,co-workers and others to donate at least $10.00 or more when you are finish with your push ups to The New Faces of Cancer Foundation. Remember, the average Cancer Patient "Can Not" do 2 push ups… Continue
Added by Lisa Farr on March 11, 2011 at 2:18pm —
Time has a funny way of fixing things. Over time, pain is forgotten, the bad times of the past are blurred, fear evaporates leaving only residue, and only the fading scars are left.
January 31, 1996 was a Wednesday and as I look back and remember the day, there wasn’t much on the world radar screen. A lot of things blew up around the world on this day, especially in Sri Lanka with bombs planted by the Tamil Tigers and trucks filled with explosives being rammed into the Central Bank.… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on January 31, 2011 at 10:08am —