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Seeing the Heroes Around You.

Seeing the Heroes Around You.

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Esther's World, Friends and Family

Who needs a hero? Everyone.

Having cancer means dealing with some heavy duty stuff. Treatment can be both physically and emotionally ravaging. Facing mortality can have profound effects on mood, outlook and decision-making. Survivors need support from friends and family to travel this path. I cannot imagine trying to do it alone.

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To Blog or not to Blog

To Blog or not to Blog

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Esther's World, Community
Blogging can be a cathartic, connecting and helpful activity. Sometimes, my personal blog is a comprehensive record of what is happening, what I am feeling and my evolving perspectives. Other times I include only an update of what is going on with my treatment. It is a good tool for many reasons.

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The Secret Indignities

The Secret Indignities

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Esther's World
I’m surprised that despite all the reading that I have done and all the conversations I’ve had with medical professionals and other survivors, no one prepared me for the little indignities that pepper the life of a cancer patient.

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Furry friends inspire

Furry friends inspire

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2011 in Esther's World, Community
Meet Lola, my ten-year-old brown dog. She is also my inspiration and teacher. A cancer diagnosis can strain even the strongest of human relationships. That is when a pet comes to the rescue. Dogs are liquid love; potent medicine when hope dwindles, when you don’t feel well or when you get a little disappointed in people.

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National Cancer Survivor Day

Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2011 in Awareness, Community
Here is a special hats off to all cancer survivors. When faced with the ultimate betrayal of our own bodies, people have responded with grace, strength and compassion. I especially salute all of those who have turned the tables, using their illness as an opportunity to serve and inspire others. We at CancerDancer walk humbly in your path.

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