Inner Demons (Published in “The MIghty” 04/14/2021)

My inner demon likes to tell me that I will not succeed in anything I try. It assigns rejection and dislike to people without them really saying or doing anything. My inner voice takes the negative side without a thought. It seems automatic, unavoidable, and heartbreaking. The majority of my mistaken sadness lies only in […]

Meditation (Published on “The Mighty” March 16, 2021)

Ah, meditation; such a loaded word for some of us. I called it the ‘foo-foo’ stuff my therapist feeds me, that my primary tried to get me to think about and even my Rabbi. I didn’t understand how you could not think and think at the same time. How to slow down my crazy mind, […]

Tamoxifen Toxicity and Me (Published in “The Mighty” 12/30/2020)

The “best case,” that is what my doctors told me about my second diagnosis with cancer. I had the “good” cancer, the one most treatable, a hormone-positive breast cancer. The plan was straightforward, and in my case, I was told my stage one invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast could be cured. I underwent […]

Give Yourself a Break Published on “The Mighty” 10/30/2020

See “The Mighty” Publication Here My therapist said I could teach the class in dealing with chronic pain. That is a compliment and far from anything to be embarrassed about. One of the best choices I ever made when I was told I had cancer a second time, this time in the breast, was to […]

Success for Chronic Pain Patients in New Hampshire!

39:18 New Paragraph; Definition Added; Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program. Amend RSA 318-B:31 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph: I-a.(a) “Chronic pain” means a state in which pain persists beyond the usual course of an acute disease or healing of an injury, or that might or might not be associated […]

He Said Yes

Published October 18, 2020 in “The Mighty” “The impact of him saying “yes” to being my Dad” My Dad is unique. See my Dad in 1971 had a choice to be my Dad or not. There were relatives that wanted to adopt me after the divorce and the abandonment of my egg donor. It made […]