Childhood cancer

How Not to Cry

Yes, I spoke at her funeral. I wrote a text which I practiced at home and then read in front of the hundreds of people there. I looked away from the people and instead focused on her photo. I was speaking to her, after all, so I spoke to the huge picture of her smiling… Continue reading How Not to Cry

Childhood cancer

Advice to the Newbies

  Don’t you wish someone had been there at the beginning to give you some straightforward advice on what you were going to be dealing with ? On what to do? What to expect? Kind of a “what to expect when you’re expecting cancer” kind of book? Well, here is my list of pearls of wisdom,… Continue reading Advice to the Newbies

Childhood cancer

Feelings

How are you feeling? I get that question a lot. How do you feel? How are you doing? How are you holding up? It’s comforting to know that people care. But it’s also so hard to answer. The emotional range inside me can be quite vast. Sometimes I’m not even sure how I feel. I… Continue reading Feelings