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

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PTSD for Parents of Children with Chronic Illnesses.

This $hi+ is real, people.  It’s real.  And this one was a hard one to write.  Not because I didn’t want to put it out there, cause I’m not ashamed.  It happened to me.  It wasn’t something that I chose.  It was hard to write because I had a hard couple of days with this… Continue reading PTSD for Parents of Children with Chronic Illnesses.

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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.

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Childhood Cancer’s Path of Destruction and it’s Aftermath.

I got to spend today with Sophie at work because her school had this weird Fall holiday thing on a Wednesday with little to no warning.  She was AWESOME.  She drew this incredible T-shirt on a little girl in a coloring book and one of my co-workers took one look at it and told her… Continue reading Childhood Cancer’s Path of Destruction and it’s Aftermath.