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First cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest In 1984, I sat in a bar in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I had been invited to speak at a database conference by a company training Nepalese programmers. The Himalayan mountain range with the summit of Mt. Everest as seen from the International Space Station looking south-south-east over the Tibetan Plateau. (Photo credit: Wikiped Behind the bar, on a wooden board, trekkers who had climbed to the top of, or, as they say, summit Mt. Everest, had been invited to carve their names. There might have been three dozen names. There are now more than 3,100 people... (Read More ...)

Last week, readers spent the most time on: Mount Everest North Face as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How Do You Draw Time? How Tall Is Your Teddy Bear? A Death On Easter Day How to Leave a Journal for Your Grandchild Is Chicken Soup Really Good For a Cold? Last month, readers spent the most time on: How Do You Draw Time? How Tall Is Your Teddy Bear? A Death on Easter Day Would You Want to Be Named After a Food? Where’s My Soldering Iron? Coming up next week: Hot Pepper Jelly. Monday, April 8, 2013 Did your husband introduce you to any new foods... (Read More ...)

How is hiking more than 800 miles in the mountains like a cancer journey? Looking north on the Continental Divide Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness between the Palisade Meadows cutoff and the Knife Edge – of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Scott Bishke interweaves the story of backpacking and camping across the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in Montana, with his wife, Katie Gibson, with flashbacks to Gibson’s fight against cervical cancer. She had completed treatment for recurrent cervical three years before, when she had been given a 10 percent chance of survival. She... (Read More ...)

A Brain Cancer Survivor’s Story – The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: The Essential Handbook to Life After Cancer Cancer Survivors Park: Cancer… There’s Hope Sculpture (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In May, 2002, clinical psychologist and professor, Dr. Michael Feuerstein, found, one day, that when he stepped off the curb to walk across the street, he could barely make his feet and legs respond. When he finally made it across the street, he hugged a tree. A passing pedestrian remarked, “You’d better go see a doctor.” It was an aggressive brain tumor. He was 52. His doctors... (Read More ...)

A story of a cartoonist, New York City, and breast cancer. Times Square. New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When you’re 43, are thin, have great shoes, live in New York City, are about to get married and are a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour magazine, it does not occur to you you might get breast cancer. So, you let your insurance lapse. This is a story about the shoes Marisa Acocella Marchetto wore to chemotherapy. Yes, she had surgery, a lumpectomy, to remove a 1.3 cm tumor. She discovered it in 2004 when she felt a lump in her breast and her arm hurt when she went swimming. A... (Read More ...)

US Navy 111028-N-NW885-006 Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Angelina Colon-Franceschi, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) re (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How Do You Help When a Parent Has Cancer? Becky and the Worry Cup is a children’s book included in the book, When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children. Dr. Wendy Schlessel Harpham, a doctor of internal medicine, wrote Becky and the Worry Cup to help her three children. They were ages 2, 4 and 6 when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 36. Aimed at pre-school and elementary... (Read More ...)

Bridging the Divide: My Life, Senator Edward W. Brooke I bought Senator Edward W. Brooke’s book, Bridging the Divide: My Life, for his story about his survival from breast cancer. Edward W. Brooke, United States Senator from Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I found an autobiography of an African American who lived through and shaped history. He was the first Republican to be elected Senator in Massachusetts. Click on interview with Brooke for a YouTube video of an interview with Brooke on his decision to run. He was the first African-American Senator to be elected to the Senate by popular... (Read More ...)

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. Türkçe: Berlin Duvarı, 1989 sonbaharı (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Weekly Recap. Sunday, November 4, 2012 Last week, readers spent the most time on: What Are Some Different Names for Grandmother? Back to Sleep. Michael J. Lippe’s Story: Pancreatic Cancer Emperor of All Maladies Remembering Bread and Butter Pickles Last month, readers spent the most time on: Why Would You Put Butter in the Well? Fire... (Read More ...)

Gene Autry starring in the movie “The Black Rider” (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Weekly Recap. Sunday, October 28, 2012 Last week, readers spent the most time on: Why Would You Put Butter in the Well? Fire and Water. Fun with Grandchildren. What Makes Ice Melt Faster? Sugar or Salt? Fun with Grandchildren. Homemade Ice Cream. 10 Minutes. Fun with Grandchildren. Cigarettes. Newborns. Last month, readers spent the most time on: Why Would You Put Butter in the Well? Fire and Water. Fun with Grandchildren. You Can Get Your Kicks on Route 66. Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor. Can You Dissolve More... (Read More ...)

Pale Girl Speaks. Pale Girl Speaks: A Year Uncovered describes Hillary Fogelson’s diagnosis and first year with Stage I, Level 2 melanoma at the age of 25, more than ten years ago. Pale all her life, she was disciplined about annual checkups with a dermatologist. Her dermatologist spotted a mole that she decided needed to be biopsied, to check for melanoma. Melanomas generally are moles or spots that are: asymmetric or differently shaped on one side, instead of evenly round have uneven borders have uneven, patchy coloring are more than 1/4 inch around, the size of a pencil eraser change in... (Read More ...)