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Remembering Bev

Remembering Bev

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Friends and Family
I write today with a heavy, angry heart. Ovarian cancer snatched another wonderful life away yesterday leaving our community diminished and torn.

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Thinking Pink

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 in Esther's World, Community
Confession time. I am annoyed by the pink. Then I am guilty about being annoyed. And I am a little confused about why I feel this way. So I gave it a lot of thought.

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Why In The Hell Are All These People So Happy?

Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Esther's World

I read a number of cancer related magazines so that I can pass along interesting, relevant information to all of you CancerDancers out there. Recently, I reviewed one called, "Coping with Cancer." On the cover, there is a picture of Betsey Johnson, fashionista and fun designer, grinning her face off. Inside she says "keep your sunny side up!" (According to the article, she "beat" breast cancer).

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Reach Out on World Ovarian Cancer Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 in Awareness

Today is the first world ovarian cancer day. The first time that the all the concerned people of the world are getting together and saying, "Hey, hear about this tragedy. Lend a hand. Be aware. We can make a difference." That is big stuff.

So today, CancerDancer is asking everyone to pick one person, and send them the following note, through email, facebook, a phone call, or a visit. This is a simple and free way to be part of the solution, and this should target someone you care about. That is reason enough, isn't it? 

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Why Chronic Cancer is Like a Day at the State Fair.....

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 in Esther's World

As some of you know, recently have been helping a friend who is dealing with a very serious cancer at a decision point in her treatment. And it has caused me to reflect on this journey of having chronic cancer. Before getting cancer, I pretty much thought that you either had it (chemo, baldness, tests, flowers and surgery) or you didn't (work, life, laundry, baseball and lasagna). But those extremes don't exist for me or my friend because our cancer is described as "chronic." That means that no one expects it to go away, we may get periods of respite between "episodes" but never expect it to be a past event. In short, like the Terminator, it just keeps coming. That is why people always ask me how long I have been in remission because I don't look like someone currently battling cancer. They think like I used to -- you're either in or out. 

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