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by Laurie Singer
January 30, 2009 It's a bittersweet day. "My Cancer" is turning a corner and will morph into "Our Cancer" next week. We've had quite a ride, haven't we?
by Eyder Peralta
January 30, 2009 As you have read, My Cancer will now be Our Cancer. Starting Monday, you'll find a link to the new site in the Essential section of NPR.org, the same place the link to My Cancer has been.
January 29, 2009 A "lengthening tally of losses." That's how Maureen put it into words in her comments to the blog yesterday. She was reacting to the news of Randy's death. His name has been added to the others who have passed through our community. Some stayed wi...
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January 28, 2009 We've lost Randy. His niece broke the news
by Andy Carvin
January 27, 2009 The new Our Cancer community has been live for less than 24 hours and I'm happy to report that people are beginning to use it. As of this morning, around 50 of you have joined the group, and a number of you have
January 27, 2009 A year ago today I was sitting at home, waiting for a knock at the door. It would change my life again. It would change Leroy's life again, too. It was the day we would meet the hospice nurse. An introduction to our future.
January 26, 2009 Hi everyone,
January 26, 2009 It's been a weekend of bright blue beautiful days. Very cold but spectacular days. Walking on the C & O canal, I look up into a sky that is so clear. No clouds. Just the bare branches of the trees in their deep winter sleep, reaching up to the...
January 23, 2009 It seems like so many of us connected to yesterday's blog. Could it be the gray of winter? Everything is so drab. It's cold.
January 22, 2009 It's the simplest things that remind me every day just how much I miss Leroy. The chatter in our house over the Inaugural events of the past few days would have been non-stop. Recapping the coverage, sharing experiences. It's just what we did as j...
January 21, 2009 It was a sunrise made to order over Washington, D.C. An awakening in a sky that was flecked with pinks and golds and wisps of cloud backlit by the rising sun. And it only got brighter as the early morning hours ticked away on Inauguration Day.
January 20, 2009 Sitting in a church this weekend, saying good-bye to a friend. Mary lived so much of her life at NBC NEWS. She always seemed to be on the job. That was two years and a day before cancer took her away from a loving daughter and other family, not to...
January 16, 2009 What if Leroy were a movie? I mean his story, of course. We'd all need a lot of Kleenex. It would be a tearjerker.
January 15, 2009 "Life is change. Growth is optional."
January 14, 2009 Tomorrow will be five months since Leroy's death. And you're still lifting while I struggle through the pain and loss and the emptiness of missing him.
January 13, 2009 Life has changed again. I went back to work. I mean, I actually drove to the office and sat down at my desk.
January 12, 2009 I was at Hopkins last Friday. It was a business trip, but there I was, tripping over hundreds of images of visits with Leroy. There was just no way to escape it. It was our life for such a long time.
January 9, 2009 I've filled up the gas tank to make the trip up I-95 today. It's been a while, but those instincts are sure to kick in once I get on the road. I'll look over to the passenger side of the car, to the empty seat where my co-pilot used to sit, sippin...
January 8, 2009 Our president-elect went to the White House yesterday. It was an invitation to lunch at an exclusive club he's about to enter. Only current and former U.S. Presidents attending. Barrack Obama collected advice, good counsel, and fellowship, he said...
January 7, 2009 There's one more piece of holiday business to deal with now. I'm not talking about returning sweaters and shirts that don't fit, or the dismantling of the Christmas tree.This is the season of resolutions.
January 6, 2009 She's "worn to the bone." Her "head is spinning." She says she "doesn't want to lose John, but yet sometimes, I can't wait for it to be over." That's how Sasha agonized over her situation yesterday.
January 5, 2009 I'm constantly looking for "connections" to Leroy. I haven't lost it. I'm not expecting to find notes on a foggy mirror.
January 2, 2009 There are so many ways to start fresh. We've said goodbye to 2008 and greeted the new year.
December 31, 2008 Grab a glass. It's New Year's Eve. We need to toast all cancer warriors. All of us wear the armor.
December 30, 2008 Where were we this time last year? We had the routine down. Knew all about chemo, scans, radiation.
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