Doing a bit better

A friend of mine just wrote me: “Having cancer is a full-time job, and one with lousy hours, benefits, and working conditions, isn’t it? And you can’t quit.” Love that. The last 10 days have been better for the headaches–I’m still wearing sunglasses and closing the windowshades most of the time, but having more edge of […]

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

A few weeks ago my good friend Birdie sent us Atul Gawande’s latest book, Being Mortal.  It took us a while to read it but WOW.  I think everyone should read it.  Especially if you fall into one of these two categories: You have aging parents and are helping them navigate the years of their […]

A hard few weeks

First of all, on paper I’m doing great.  Cancer under control still, chemo still working, few chemo side effects.  May’s brain zapping showing good results (tumor shrinkage), nothing previously treated growing bigger, nothing new popping up in there in the meantime. But in my actual life I can’t get rid of the medium-bad headache that comes whenever […]