Posts in category "Donna's Cancer Story"

Donna's Cancer Story: Why You Should Share It

Today is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, smack dab in the middle of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Not writing this year, I feel a little bit like I’m sitting here twiddling my thumbs, waiting.  But what am I waiting for?  What do I expect to happen?  I don’t know honestly.  Is it Matt Lauer calling to... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: One Year Later

I feel a little bit like I am walking on air this September, weightless, unanchored. For the first time since 2006, I am neither living through nor writing about our time in Cancerville.  This year I am simply cutting and pasting.  Literally, cutting and pasting, moving the daily installments of Donna’s Cancer Story from this... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Mary Tyler Mom Live and In Person!

Donna's Cancer Story:  Mary Tyler Mom Live and In Person!
On Monday, October 3 at 1 p.m. CST, I will host a live chat to discuss Donna’s Cancer Story. Those of you who have been with me for a while know just how deep my technophobia runs, so this is kind of a big deal for me. Since the series has started, the support I have felt... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Whiplash

This is the twenty-ninth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment.  Last month ended with Mary Tyler Dad and I clutching to The Bubble.  But... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: The Bubble

This is the twenty-eighth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.    During this period, Mary Tyler Dad and I opted to step inside... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Terminal

This is the twenty-seventh of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.  (All photos courtesy of Joel Wanek, Joel Wanek Photography) In her last week... Read more »
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News for Readers of Donna's Cancer Story

Hello, readers.  I used to joke that I had three of you.  I can’t make that joke anymore. I am adding a link to a post written by a fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Portrait of an Adoption.  She humbles me with her interest in Donna’s Cancer Story, but also her capacity to put into words so... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Infection

This is the twenty-sixth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.    (All photos courtesy of Anne L. Geissinger, Pixeldust & More) Ten days... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Blooming in Bloomington

This is the twenty-fifth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.  We found a rhythym in Bloomington, which was honestly a great city.  The... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Proton, Here We Come

This is the twenty-fourth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. Quickly, quickly after Donna’s surgery, plans feel into place for the next phase of... Read more »