Cancer · Chemomom · Childhood Cancer · Histiocytosis · Motherhood · pediatric cancer · PTSD

The Silent Echo of Cancer

When cancer lands in your life, it hits like an nuclear explosion.  It incinerates what used to be there.  It shatters the atmosphere.  It sucks the air to it first, so fast that the trees bend towards the explosion.  Then it shatters the world with the force of the shock wave blasting outwards, mowing down… Continue reading The Silent Echo of Cancer

Cancer · Chemo mom · Chemomom · Childhood Cancer · Parenting · pediatric cancer

What Nearly Losing My Child Taught Me About Parenting.

After nearly losing a child, I find that my approach to raising her and her siblings has completely changed.  I learned so much about how to parent from her.  This is what I’ve learned: Protect your children at ALL costs. I shouldn’t have to explain this one.  You were given your child as a gift.… Continue reading What Nearly Losing My Child Taught Me About Parenting.

Cancer · Chemo mom · Childhood Cancer · Histiocytosis · Motherhood · Parenting

Childhood Cancer bruising your profession and finances.

I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out how to articulate this one issue in a way that is understandable, so please be patient with me.  I had a conversation with a fellow chemo mom/histio mom yesterday that drew me back a few years and I wanted to put it out there.  This… Continue reading Childhood Cancer bruising your profession and finances.

Cancer · Chemo mom · Childhood Cancer · Histiocytosis · Motherhood · Parenting · pediatric cancer

Childhood Cancer/Histiocyctosis and the tattoo covered scar it left behind.

Okay, so this going to be a heavy one.  Sorry in advance.   September is both Childhood Cancer Awareness Month AND Histiocytosis Awareness Month.  Most likely, you have never heard of Histiocytosis, and that’s cause it’s a REALLY rare cancer that mostly hits small children, usually infants and toddlers, and can show up with symptoms that… Continue reading Childhood Cancer/Histiocyctosis and the tattoo covered scar it left behind.