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 [...]

What’s Up, Doc?

Okay, all you doctors and nurses and physician assistants and nurse practitioners and physical therapists and social workers and even medical receptionists taking messages: Listen up. That’s it. That’s all I need to say. In fact, I could shorten this post to one word: Listen! “Thuffering thuccotash…” As far as I know, it is not [...]

Fatigue Redux: Not Really Rosie…Yet

Oh! Such sufferin’ My days are full of sufferin’ and Bufferin from Really Rosie, songs by Carole King, story by Maurice Sendak / \ Falling Off The Edge This balancing act is getting really old, and meanwhile the cliff is crumbling. However, because basically I’m an optimistic realist, I noted yet again the other day [...]