Just do it …

I remember during my childhood there was this participACTION campaign about trying to get people off the couch and exercising more. I can hear the sounds of music associated with the commercials, and remember the “breaks” they had. I’m now coming back from a broken rib followed by a bout of bronchitis. I had that… Read More »

Danger and opportunity — oh ya, and four years of remission …

“More than a decade after writing At the Will of the Body, I still think of illness as a balance of danger and opportunity. The danger is that one can become lost in self-absorption from attending too long and too carefully to all that may be wrong in an ill body. The opportunity is in… Read More »

Anxiety and oncology visits

Many cancer patients and survivors experience what we affectionately call scanxiety – that is anxiety around taking scans. I realized while swimming this afternoon that I experience anxiety around my oncology visits, but not just that. When I have an upcoming oncology visit I seem to focus on and think that every symptom I have… Read More »