Posts Tagged: coping

Rodney Warner

Not So Graceful

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Everyone has their own personality and cancer finds you as you are and not so graceful. Cancer treatment brings with it maybe more stress than you’ve ever felt before in your life.



CancerLand Bookshelf: The Cancer Poetry Project 2

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OncoLink book review by Alysa Cummings: The Cancer Poetry Project 2: More Poems by Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them.



Take One Day at a Time

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Cancer robs us of our most valuable illusion, the future. There’s so much we put up with, salving our wounds with the thought that things will get better in the future. That jerk of a neighbor will move. You’ll get a promotion, or a better job elsewhere, if you just keep plugging away. Your kid…



I Loved Christmas…Until Cancer Came Along

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I loved Christmas. What boy didn’t? Especially a greedy little urchin like me, who measured Christmases by the size of the pile of gifts I’d get, and whether or not I got all the G.I. Joe paraphernalia I asked for. It wasn’t a spiritually uplifting, get together with loved ones, Jesus our savior is born…