grief

grieving and treatment

My father passed away a couple of weeks ago (the night before I started IT Herceptin, in fact). His service was last week. It was small and private. I was very impressed with the priest who had never met my father but listened to my mom and my sister and said some very thoughtful things.The end of …

for Orit

photo: Andrea Ross/Mark Blevis As of Saturday, June 30th, I have been in remission for five years. This is a huge milestone and I’m very fortunate to have the chance to mark it.But I really didn’t feel like celebrating.Just a couple of days before, my beautiful friend Orit passed away, leaving three young kids, a …

lost my mojo

Mid-winter blues. Bored. No new ideas (“said it all before” syndrome). Too much loss. Whatever the reason, I have not felt much like blogging (or doing any writing) lately.  I couldn’t even muster up the energy to blog about the recent Komen debacle (although I took it all in with great interest). And I can …

Deanna: a tribute

Brilliant.Funny.Committed.Accomplished.Artistic.Strong.Insightful.Perceptive.Inclusive.Accepting.Activist.Loving mother, daughter, sister, friend.I struggle for the words to write you the tribute you deserve. You are loved, admired and missed by so many.My heart goes out to your family. I will hold you in my heart forever and continue to be inspired by you every day.http://deeupdates.blogspot.com/