Category Archives: Cancer

Saving Face: I Had Basal Cell Carcinoma

It all started with an innocent-looking pink bump near my jaw line. Maybe a zit, I thought, though I am not prone to those (don’t hate me for clear skin; remember, I‘ve had a black cloud stalking my ass for … Continue reading

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I just survived a one-two-three punch Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas–without my mom. She was my right hand in the kitchen, my gimmel, my Santa Claus. She was my best friend, my mentor, my miracle. She was the curve of my … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Family, Holidays, Jewish, Kids, Life, Mommy, New Year's Eve, New York, ovarian cancer, Parents, Thoughts, Uncategorized | 5 Comments


My beloved Mommy died. It’s been six weeks, and I have wanted to call her six thousand times. I have probably been offered six hundred pills to deal with my pain level (sound the alarm…it is, indeed, a 10!) by … Continue reading

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Team Jolie

It’s been 8 years since the Team Aniston and Team Jolie feud—remember when people actually bought t-shirts to show their loyalty? It didn’t make me popular back then (Aniston outsold Jolie 25-to-1), but I have always been a fangelina…not to … Continue reading

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I am currently in a “holding pattern” at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who need to be here to administer chemotherapy to my Mom are on lockdown in their homes after a violent night shook … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Cancer, Life, Mommy, ovarian cancer, Parents, Thoughts, Uncategorized, We Are Boston | 3 Comments

The Big 4 Uh-Oh!

I turned 40 this week. Do not worry, I am okay. I shopped like a real housewife, drank like a fish, swore like a sailor, and giggled like a schoolgirl (in no particular order). And I did it all in … Continue reading

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Disney Dream

So, we got sh*t news about my beloved Mom’s health. Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t. Guess what we did (besides self-medicate, swear at Kim Kartrashian, and eat full-fat potato chips–this is NO time for Baked Lays)? We went to Disney World! Who … Continue reading

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I Hate Cancer

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to talk about cancer. Have I told you lately how much I hate it? The world is in collective mourning over the loss of Apple’s revolutionary co-founder Steve Jobs, a true visionary who … Continue reading

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Chemom and The City

Am I a bad Mom if I let my teenager skip the second-to-last-day-of-school to take her first parent-free shopping trip a la Sex and The City (sans sex, different city)? Because if I am wrong I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Mommy Moments

Life is full of beautiful moments. Scoring a pair of designer shoes at half price, losing a pound or two without trying, dishing out a new recipe to rave reviews, finding a good parking space, taking an impromptu road trip … Continue reading

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