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Parenting Cancer

In the Thick of 'Young Man's Cancer'

Jeb Harrison | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeb Harrison

Take care of ourselves? Perhaps that's the one thought that trumps all others, and probably the one thing that parents of sick kids, especially sick adult kids, lose sight of. And it's probably the only thing in this whole horrifying cancer dance that a proud parent can actually control to some degree.

An Open Letter to My Future Adopted Child

Shanay Thompson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Shanay Thompson

After my surgery, I panicked. I felt less of a woman. It resonated that I will never have the ability to conceive a child. I shut everyone out. I am only 24 years old, I kept telling myself. I am now a medical student. By the time you read this, Lord willing, I will be a practicing physician.

Never Too Late

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

I initially started blogging about my cancer journey as way to avoid talking about it to others. I soon realized that the process was therapeutic for me. Now, I'm still learning to love and accept myself. But I'm working at it, every single day, for myself as well as my daughter.

Psychological Stretch Marks

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

I am often moved to tears as I watch my children grow. I sit in wonder at the succession of infancy, childhood and adolescence. But I often wonder if mothers and fathers get psychological stretch marks when we are asked to accommodate changes we're not quite ready for.

The Hardest Conversation

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

The conversation with my daughter was the hardest one I've had. The topics were gut-wrenching. But shining the light on them, on this disease, on what happens next, is the only way I know to cope, to help, to keep going.

You Look Great; You'd Never Know

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Sometimes they say, "You don't look sick at all. You'd never know."

For now I know it's true.