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The Downside of Virtual Interaction

Since my breast cancer diagnosis and–48 hours later–the creation of this blog, I have sung the praises of social media.  As my readership grew and my Twitter numbers blossomed, virtual roots that were planted started to flourish in a garden … Continue reading

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It’s Weird

I read an essay today that described a kind of alienation felt by a woman with stage iv breast cancer.  Friends fall off the radar, neighbors don’t know how to treat you or what to say, you’re faced with an … Continue reading

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Where’s the Empathy?

I have to tell you, every twist and turn of this cancer experience always reveals something new.  There is the physical stuff: physiology, biology, and chemistry.  There is the psychological stuff: fear, resolve, sadness. happiness, and uncertainty.  And then there … Continue reading

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