Carolyn Vachani

It’s Not All Rainbows and Glitter

Posted March 29th, 2017

If you have never heard the words “you have cancer”, then what I am about to explain may defy logic, but bear with me. Let’s imagine you are heading to the cancer center for your last day of treatment – chemotherapy, radiation, whatever it may be. What are you feeling? What thoughts are running through […]


A New Life’s Work: A Multiple Myeloma Story

Posted March 17th, 2017

“Your bones are moth eaten.” That was Michael’s introduction to multiple myeloma. Just a few days earlier, he had taken a trip down the shore with his family. While body surfing, he got pummeled by a wave. It had happened before; he didn’t think much of it. But pain in his neck persisted. He rested. […]


What’s on your brave-making list?

Posted November 8th, 2016

At the encouragement of a friend, I presented at this week’s IGNITE Bend event held at the historic Tower Theater. IGNITE events are produced in places like Helsinki, Paris and New York City. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The tagline is: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” And so I applied to […]


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Webucation: Actions and Attitudes for Cancer Survivors

Posted May 28th, 2015

A look at actions and attitudes that can help make the cancer survivorship journey a little more manageable for cancer survivors.


Donna Lee Lista

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted May 1st, 2014

The other day while shopping, my 26 year old daughter asked me what I wanted for mother’s day. We were looking at purses at an outlet and I mentioned I liked a particular purse and she said, “Do you want this for mother’s day?” I thought for a moment and realized I really didn’t want […]


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Survivorship: A Roadmap for Managing Fear [Webinar]

Posted March 4th, 2014

Join us for a webinar broadcast live from Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s April Community Meeting on April 7th at 6:30PM ET.


Donna Lee Lista

I’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

Posted February 26th, 2014

I haven’t sat down to compose in a while. Not because I have lost interest in the lung cancer world, but simply because I have been doing advocacy work and helping other people going through treatment.


Ten Years

Posted May 15th, 2013

I had an allogeneic bone marrow transplant ten years ago this month. I managed to get into remission number three in March 2003.


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Cancer Survivorship: Navigating Life After Cancer

Posted May 10th, 2013

This webinar will provide information, tips and resources on transitioning from patient to survivor and making the most of life after cancer.


Lift

Posted March 6th, 2013

I’ve been going to the gym for over a year now. I’m there usually at least three mornings a week. I would guess over half the weeks I was there five mornings a week. I would highly recommend anyone (with medical clearance) do it as well.