Category Archives: Health

Tribute to a Nurse

Dark Days of Breast Cancer At 12:05 a.m. light streamed across my bed as the door opened into my hospital room. It was not unusual for nurses to come and go at all hours. I was wide awake, anyway, since I could find no peace and rest from my inner turmoil. My nearly perfect life […]

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9/12-The Morning After

Yesterday was a day of remembrance—for many the worst day of their lives. The pain of a nation was embraced as we took a mental journey back to that day on 9/11 while we watched television and read stories of others’ losses. Ten years later, we still think of it as the most terrible day […]

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Beyond the Shock-NBCF’s New Online Educational Resource

“Janelle, you have breast cancer. Would you like to have chemotherapy, radiation, or a mastectomy?” Every word beyond, “You have breast cancer,” was a blur. It was 1980 when little information was given to patients about such medical conditions. While I was in the hospital having a hysterectomy, my doctor performed a biopsy on a […]

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9-11 Moving Past Grief

A smothering cloud of sadness and grief hovers over our nation today on the anniversary of 9-11. If it weren’t for hope, we could not rebuild our lives and our nation. Where Were You on 9-11? Five months before that fateful day, my husband, son, and I ambled down the streets of NYC, carefree and […]

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