If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” -Jacqueline Kennedy Ah, how I loved Jackie….and especially this quote. It is something I live my life by both before and after cancer. Just think about it for a minute. It really says so many things on so [...]
Blog by 4 1/2 year lung cancer survivor, Donna Lee Lista.
This blog is later than I had hoped for, but life intervenes, and then I decided to change the topic. I realized recently after a series of “coincidences” (I quote that because anyone who knows me, knows I don’t believe there are any coincidences in the world – everything happens for a reason, you just [...]
I am always amazed how much the cancer thought process is ever present in my life, sometimes in a good way and sometimes not. Now, I realize this probably sounds ridiculous but it still shocks me each and every time it controls my thoughts. I guess I should explain… When I was going through treatment [...]
Have you ever noticed how fast time seems to go by lately? I mean, everyone says it. It’s almost as if the world is actually spinning faster. Well, I find this to be especially true for me, especially since I mentioned in my last column that I live my life in six-month increments, from scan [...]
I find that this title is the one that keeps coming back to me. Why? Because I have said on numerous occasions that once I was diagnosed I went “through the looking glass” to the other side and no matter how much my life may start to look like my old life from the outside, [...]