I Hope You Don’t Want to Come With Us!

As you may know, I start my book, Breathe Again, with an introduction titled "I'm sorry you're here ... no wait, I take that back." Why on earth would I do that? Why would a brand new author, who doesn't know one end of the publishing industry from another (that will...

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When you get a brain tumor in high school

What would I have done if, as a spotty, self-conscious, fourteen-year-old, a brain tumor had been discovered hiding just below my braids?  I’ve no idea, other than freak out, but my friend Grace doesn’t have to imagine.  When pain paints over every inch of our lives,...

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Does God Really Love Me?

Sitting in the cold, sterile doctor's room the words "We found a 5cm tumor and it's either cancer or lymphoma" left me bewildered.  All I managed to utter was a weak and rather bemused, "Oh." I'm still not sure whether it was denial or the anesthesia drugs still...

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Easter Makes Your Scars Beautiful

I've Googled "How to get rid of scars" more than I like to admit. Cancer, three babies and an emergency appendectomy have left me with a mosaic of physical scars, but I've got emotional scars and one or two spiritual ones thrown in for good measure too. How about you?...

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Dear Freshly Diagnosed

The only sound to come out of my mouth was a whispered, "Oh." "We've found a 5cm tumor and it's either cancer or lymphoma." "Oh" It sounds kind of limp, especially as I'm not known for my muted, low key responses, but there were no tears, no screaming, no swearing....

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A Hilarious Colonoscopy Journal

In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month and to persuade you there's absolutely no reason to put off getting screened I'm sharing this hilarious colonoscopy journal written by Dave Barry.  I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an...

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