National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2018

According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, today, October 13, 2018, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We often forget in this era of Susan B. Komen, Ford’s Warriors in Pink (don’t get me started on that one today–I’ll write a Think Before You Pink post later), pink ribbons, and […]

You’ll get your turn in the center ring. You can count on that.

Susan Silk and Barry Goldwater’s 2013 Op Ed sums up the idea of comfort going into your world while heart ache, drama and pain are heading out, in this great piece. I wrote a blog post about it in 2013 and also again 2 years ago when my sister was dealing with pneumonia. 5 years […]

The Impact of High Turn Over

Seriously???? Why is it that my medical team here in Chicago is starting to resemble a charter school staff with it’s obnoxiously high turnover rates? No one sticks around for any extended time!!! In 2017, my oncology primary care physician of 2.5 years jumped ship to become the director of another university’s adult cancer survivorship […]

City Lights

I was at a professional development this past year where our ice breaker was to identify the main reason we loved Chicago. What popped out for me was one word: LIGHTS. I love Chicago’s lights. Flying into O’Hare or Midway Airports after dark, the lights laid out underneath, guiding the way, so precise. Sailing into […]

Happy 5th Blogiversary!!!!

An important anniversary slipped by last month, but it is not too late to celebrate! It’s the anniversary of Searching for EMWA! While I technically started blogging on Caring Bridge in December 2011 to update family and friends outside of New Orleans (where Terry and I were living at the time of my diagnosis) and I […]

My First Post

I’ve always liked to write. At school, in my journals, letters to family and friends, it was just something that I liked to do. But writing for publication? Or for more than a letter grade or to communicate with my inner circle? Nah…there was always some excuse keeping me from even attempting to write for […]