Recent Posts and Updates

Because I am sometimes spread more thinly than others across the social media spectrum, I need to add in one of these aggregate posts to link over to articles you might have missed because they were not posted here on my blog. In order to maximize my ability to target other patients and caregivers, I have published quite a lot on while reserving the space here on my blog for more personal or passionate material.

While I hope that my readers are keeping up with the wider range of my work and social comments either by following my author page on Facebook or reading my Twitter feed, it is still easy to miss new material in these over-saturated times.

So, without further ado, here are links to some of my recent material you might have missed. Don’t forget to option-click so that these links open in a new tab, making it easier to come back to this page for more clickety-clicking fun!


Coping with Change

Opioid Stigma and the Cancer Patient

Painkillers vs Pain Relievers, Treating the Cause or the Symptom

Pain Hurts, Even When We Don’t Notice It

Legal Documents All Cancer Patients Should Have

Guilty as Charged: the Stigma that Remains

Taking Time to Cry

Comparing Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, and Immunotherapy

Learning to Laugh When Facing a Serious Prognosis

Not All Lung Cancers are the Same (Neither are the Patients)

Amazing What a Smile Can Do

The Trade-Offs of Treatment

How Long Will My Treatment Last?

And in case you missed the Radiation Saga, here are these:

The New Radioactive Man, Part 1: Preparation

The New Radioactive Man, Part 2: In Process

Palliative Radiation Therapy, a Mid-Treatment Snapshot

That should get everyone somewhat up to date.

Later this month, I intend to start offering a series of “Self-Care Challenges” for readers to engage in with me. There are several apps and websites that are designed to help you track your health. I use a few of them myself, and they have proven very useful. If you are interested in participating, you can keep your own journal on good, old-fashioned paper, or you can sign up for one of these free services to help you keep track of your progress and how you are feeling. The ones I use include Patients Like Me and Health Storylines. There are, of course, other options out there. When I present my┬áchallenges, I will be doing so in partnership with Health Storylines, in an effort to help them expand the usefulness of their app.

Please feel free to leave suggestions for topics you would like to see covered in the comments section below. You can also email me or contact me through either Facebook or Twitter. Whatever your preference, I’m always glad to hear from you. Between the various forums I use, I try to write at least ten posts each month. So I am always looking for ideas that will resonate with my readers. And if you’ve got something constructive to say about things I have already posted, those comments are welcome, too!


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