I recently attended a conference for survivors of GI cancers. During one of the presentations, this slide was shown. I love this definition of survivorship: The conference was also encouraging about the advances in cancer treatments and some really groundbreaking stuff like vaccines and better immunotherapy drugs on the horizon. It made me think we… Continue reading S is for Survivorship
I mentioned yesterday that I was diagnosed with carcinoid stomach cancer last May. I had surgery in June to remove the tumor. Since then I've been trying to get my GI system straightened out. It's getting there. Mostly it doesn't seem real that I had cancer. It was found at stage one because I had… Continue reading C is for Cancer. My Own. My Mom’s. So Many Others.
My mother and I do not have the closest of relationships. We never have been nor will we ever be the best of friends, and that's fine. Not everyone is meant to be best friends with their parents, just as everyone isn't best friends with their siblings or their cousins or their old grade-school friend.… Continue reading When Your Mom Gets Really Bad Cancer
Like everything, there is a story behind the name Suicidal Tulip. First, the name Suicidal Flower was taken, but that's OK. That meant I had to pick a specific flower, and the tulip has always been one of my favorites. Second, yeah, I've been suicidal a number of times and suicidal ideation is my frequent… Continue reading What’s in a Name?