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Apr 20

That’s NOT Fair!

  Remember when you were a kid and indignantly informed your parents: “That’s not fair!” They probably responded with some important information for you: “Life’s not fair.” Their response only made you madder! Nobody who’s being treated unfairly wants to hear it. It’s a logical response to a heartfelt emotion. But the longer we live, …

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Apr 13

Finding the Right Attitude

    It’s often said that there are two kinds of people in life: optimists and pessimists. You probably think I’m going to tell you to be an optimist, but I’m not. I think the best attitude for someone facing cancer is neither total optimism (without a doubt, I’m going to be cured) nor total pessimism (without a doubt I’m …

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Apr 06

Entrusting Our Loved Ones to God’s Care

  When cancer hits someone in a family, it’s as if the whole family “has” the disease because it disrupts our lifestyle and affects everyone in the home. We wish we could prevent its impact, but it’s not possible. Those of us who have been diagnosed with cancer may even soberly imagine what life would …

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Mar 16

That’s Not Fair!

  Remember when you were a kid and indignantly informed your parents: “That’s not fair!” They probably responded with some important information for you: “Life’s not fair.” Their response only made you madder! Nobody who’s being treated unfairly wants to hear it. It’s a logical response to a heartfelt emotion. But the longer we live, …

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Mar 09

David vs. Goliath

  If you or your loved one is up again a particularly scary diagnosis, I encourage you to think of the shepherd boy David as he went into battle armed only with a slingshot and five pebbles to fight against the giant Goliath. Do you know what his battle cry was? He wasn’t like The …

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Feb 17

Telling Children about Cancer in the Family

I know what a great deal of courage it takes to talk to children about cancer in the family. When I was diagnosed, our daughters were 8, 10 and 12, and we wanted to protect them from cancer’s assault on me. So, we decided we would tell them I was going to have surgery, but …

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Feb 03

Top 10 Signs You’re Paranoid about Cancer

10. You have your oncologist’s number on speed dial. 9. Your oncologist’s secretary has put a call block on your phone number. 8. Ten years after your cancer treatment, your Mediport is still in place “just in case.” 7. You take a portable radon detector with you on vacation. 6. You include those little hemoccult test …

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Jan 27

The Mind, Heart & Soul of a Survivor

Dear friend, I wish you well on your — or your loved one’s– journey with cancer. I wish you a heart that has found the right attitude — a positive, realistic attitude. I wish you a mind that has found peace — by replacing worries with better thoughts and by focusing on the present and …

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