Category Archives: ovarian cancer

17 Things I Miss About My Mom on the Anniversary of Her Death

My mom died one year ago today. I somehow survived one full lap around the sun without my guiding light. Grief is an emotional vampire that, at times, sucked me dry of my reserve. I felt trapped in an endless, … Continue reading

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Why Compassionate Care Is Way Overdue

There are remarkably poised women in this world who unknowingly reach right into my soul, grab it, and shake it up. They’re the ones who lock eyes with adversity and stare it down … turning it into a positive through … Continue reading

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Obituary Revisited: My First Motherless Mother’s Day

As I approach my first motherless Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to rewrite my mom’s obituary. When my exquisite, brilliant mom died six months ago, I was numb with overwhelming and debilitating grief. I had so much to do to … Continue reading

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Grief

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

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Flowers

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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Lockdown

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

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Mother’s Day, Interrupted

I had to celebrate Mother’s Day early this year. I wish I could say it was solely because my Mom deserves a week of festivities for putting up with my antics for 39 years, but that’s not the case. Cancer–the … Continue reading

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Bad Luck–In Fours?

This week, my life deteriorated into a bad episode of The Jerry Springer Show. Ugly things keep rearing their heads behind the black curtain. Surprise! I left you with Alex’s poison scare. That’s enough excitement for a 24-hour period, don’t … Continue reading

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