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A Second Opinion is a First Rate Idea

A Second Opinion is a First Rate Idea

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Health News that You Can Use
In the last few weeks it has become apparent to me that if you get important information from a doctor, you should find a second (and maybe third, fourth) doctor immediately. Because medicine is not a right/wrong, black/white, here/there world. It is grey and fuzzy and subject to different opinions, and if you are not a doctor yourself, you cannot know and understand the info that you are given.

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Living a ‘Love Story’

Living a ‘Love Story’

Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Friends and Family, Kyle's World
I was 8-years-old when my mother took me to see “Love Story.” I had seen the book on her bedside table a few months earlier. And whenever the theme song came lilting through the radio, my sister and I would swoon, and pretend a formal, elegant dance, gliding through the kitchen in our footed pajamas until Mom scooted us out.

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The Weird Dynamic between Cancer Patients and Doctors.

The Weird Dynamic between Cancer Patients and Doctors.

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Esther's World
My brother just sent me a funny blog about a woman’s tips for wooing her doctor. It is a humorous little piece about not wanting your mom to ask stupid questions and not referencing all the googling you have done behind your doctor’s back. The reason this blog is funny is that it alludes to a very real and very weird dynamic that I too have felt when dealing with my doctors. So, I am not alone in this. We do, very enthusiastically, woo our doctors.

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The See-Saw of Hope.

The See-Saw of Hope.

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Esther's World
Have you ever had something huge happen to you — a death in the family, a big breakup, a bad diagnosis? And you walk around and look at the world humming along and you cannot believe that none of these people recognize that the earth has tilted, intense grief grips the universe. Gravity has tripled. You feel this change everywhere, but the rest of the world seems not to notice. How can that be?

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The Awesome Responsibility of Bad News

The Awesome Responsibility of Bad News

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Esther's World, Friends and Family

I was writing my blog entry as Kyle was writing his — we published his first. Now from my perspective:

As many of you know, I got some bad news this week. My largest tumor is growing, slowly, but growing. And this brings me to a place where I need to make some decisions about my next course of treatment.

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