Category Archives: Navigating the new me

Yosemite and snarky comments on Facebook

As I write this, I’m thinking about our last vacation. I really noticed over Christmas that my posts were missing something. I kept thinking about the snarky comments my father used to leave on my Facebook posts. I find myself checking for the comments that don’t come. I miss you dad. Tunnel View Last weekend… Read More »

Lupron woes

I’m coming to the end of my three month cycle with lupron. That is, every three months I get an injection of lupron to suppress my ovaries. This is part of my cancer treatment – hormone therapy. What I am finding is that as I come to the end of the cycle I get really… Read More »

More time together

I recall someone mentioning that one of the things they enjoyed during treatment was all the extra time they spent with their spouse. This is something that had not really occurred to me. My hubby and I spent every waking moment (pretty much) together for 16-months while on our bike trip. Then we spent 1… Read More »

Neuropathy update

It has occurred to me that it has been a long time since I’ve talked about my chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. At about this time last year I saw a pain doctor. Just in passing he mentioned the option of a 24-hour time released gabapentin (known as Horizant). It often isn’t mentioned because it isn’t… Read More »

Patient Health Literacy

I posted this originally over on my academic blog: http://rjh.goingeast.ca. However, I think those who read this blog are in a better position to answer the question I’m asking at the bottom – so please bear with some of the academic language. In Arthur Frank’s (1995) seminal book The Wounded Storyteller, he cautions “On rare… Read More »