Monday, August 20, 2012

Adjusting to the New Normal

A few weeks ago I submitted a blog entry to the MD Anderson Cancer Center blog, Cancerwise. The entry was published today, the gist being how I've approached adjusting to loss and my new normal post cancer and cancer treatment. A link to that entry follows:

http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/2012/08/adjusting-to-the-new-normal.html

Take care,
Ed

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Highly descriptive post, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?
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Morgan Katz said...

I am a head cancer survivor, and I know it's really hard and scary. Stay strong, and best of luck. You can fight this! my blog: morgankatz505.blogspot.com

AnnieE said...

My brother in-law was just diagnosed with tonsil cancer, stage 4. We are all very nervous and afraid. He will have a very difficult year ahead. I am reading your blog so that I can learn how I may be able to help him and my sister during this difficult time. Do you have any suggestions for me? What are the right things to say to someone who is going through this difficult treatment? What should I avoid saying?

HN Cancer said...

Hi Annie - I have had no evidence of disease for 6 plus years. My treatment has left me a changed person... good and bad. This cancer is so unique to each individual; some people are drastically impacted others aren't. Show support, hold his hand, don't tell him everything will be okay, visit him in the hospital or while he is recovering and play cards or listen to music. Those are things that helped
me. - Ed