Bare Bones & Hormones — Part II

Inevitable or Avoidable? It’s August. It’s hot. This has been one of the hottest summers on record here, not just locally in New England, but here in the United States. Maybe even here on the planet. So, I’m a little peaked. Now, I almost never drink carbonated soda. I mean never. I don’t buy it. [...]

Bare Bones & Hormones — Part I

Hard Facts About Brittle Bones Here’s a piece of information I’ll bet you didn’t know — osteoporosis can kill you. It killed my mother. It killed the mother of one of my oldest friends. My friend’s mother literally crumbled to death, in pain, in a hospital bed, when she couldn’t move anymore because her bones [...]

Losing It…And Trying To Get It Back

The Big Brush-Off On the day I got my seventh radiation treatment, I first became acquainted with cancer-related fatigue, although I didn’t know it at the time. That was about nineteen months ago. I remember that day vividly. It was a beautiful October morning, brilliantly sunny and gently warm. I was still grappling with breast [...]