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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.12.2014
I lost my best friend, Peggy to cancer in December of 2009. Although it’s a wound that will never heal I feel her near me and speak to her often. As Jack Lemon said, “Death is the end of a life, not a relationship.” We were friends for almost 60 years, since we were children growing up, in a small...
anne-saker's picture
Apr.03.2014
For WCPO.com. Published 24 March 2014 *** Longstanding concerns about the safety and effectiveness of mammography spiked last month when The New York Times reported on a Canadian study of 90,000 women over 25 years that suggested the test for breast cancer could do more harm than good. But local...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.27.2013
My brother had a stroke a few weeks ago. It left him partially paralyzed and with some mental impairment. I just found out that my son-in-law has pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver. Our oldest grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident two years ago. I hear stories like this on...
anne-lynn-jarman's picture
Mar.27.2013
I've been a bit quiet for a few days because along with disaproving of the vast quantity of my possessions the nice realtor lady thought that I ought to get a structural engineer to look at the crack in one of my retaining walls, my house is built into a hill, more about that in a jiffy, and the...
linda-lange's picture
Feb.05.2013
SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTOPosted on February 5, 2013 by Linda LangeI shivered a little in the flimsy gown, although the room was warm. I was waiting for the results of my mammogram. My second in two weeks. The breast imaging center had called to say there was a suspicious area on my film. They needed...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.22.2012
There is a saying—“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”—which is neither true nor helpful. In the last few years I was diagnosed with colon cancer, which, thankfully, was caught in time. After treatment, I recovered and went back to work, and on I went. Then my wife Kathi was diagnosed...
michael-seidel's picture
May.18.2012
Yes, in nipple news, a 39 year old woman, mother of three, was posting about coping with her breast cancer in a Foreign Service blog supported by the State Department. She mentioned nipples. Nipples, of course, are Americans' greatest threat. Who doesn't remember the dark day in American history...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.14.2012
I grew up in the 50s. While there may have been some tantalizing things back then, rock and roll, cool cars, fun filled dances, the hula hoop and the misleading feeling that all was right with the world, empowerment for women was not one of them. My mother’s motto regarding my father was: “Even...
dori-hartley's picture
Mar.13.2012
A few days ago, I was told something that was so insulting, so unbelievably insensitive -- that my ego literally popped. The insult was vile on it's own, but the idea that a person would say something so potentially damaging to another was beyond me. Somehow, I immediately knew that it wasn't...
james-buchanan's picture
Feb.02.2012
Hi All, I am sure many of you are equally as disgusted by the recent decision by the Susan G Komen for the Cure foundation's decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood's cancer screening and anti cancer work. It is disgusting and shameless. As a cancer survivor myself and someone living with the...