Bob Riter

No Right Way Through Cancer

Posted November 20th, 2017

I often say that there’s no single right way through cancer. What do I mean by that? Some people aggressively treat their cancers with surgery and chemotherapy long past the time that others would have switched to comfort measures. Some people keep their cancer diagnosis a secret from nearly everyone while others make it a […]

What Mismatched Socks Taught Us About Living With Cancer

Posted November 17th, 2017

My husband, Gary, and I were back in Hospice House after breaking out for two weeks. Love found us there, because there is no hiding from love. Visitors, food, chai tea in cheery red cups, overflowing gift baskets. And these groovy mismatched socks with the manufacturer’s tag that read: “Life’s too short to wear matching socks.” […]

The Great American Smokeout

Posted November 16th, 2017

On the third Thursday of November each year, the American Cancer Society hosts The Great American Smokeout. This event encourages smokers to use this day as a jumping off point to quit smoking and tobacco use. Tobacco use is the “single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world.” (cancer.org) Keep in […]

Open Enrollment—Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Posted November 14th, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! For each of the next four Tuesdays (November 14, 21, 28 and December 5th), I’ll be summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs weekly for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated […]

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