An Insider View of Radiation Therapy Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient

A few months ago, I underwent month-long daily radiation therapy for breast cancer. It was hard for my frail rail-thin body. The treatment left me physically, emotionally, and mentally depleted — like nothing I had experienced before. Several months after completion, I still suffer the side effects. (I know survivors who remain affected many years down the … Continue reading An Insider View of Radiation Therapy Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient

How to Respond to “How Are You?” When You Are Not Okay

Many people are unaware of how difficult it is to answer social greetings when one is grieving. They ask "how are you" mechanically, without thinking. I too have done so in the past. My experience of cancer opened my eyes to the stress of social greetings. All the sudden, I became one of many struggling … Continue reading How to Respond to “How Are You?” When You Are Not Okay