Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
In our complex healthcare system, patients are inundated with information and advice about their illness. How do Healthy Survivors keep from feeling lost or overwhelmed in the choppy seas of survivorship?
Dr. Randy Pausch died yesterday of complications of his pancreatic cancer. As summarized by the title of his obituary on the Carnegie Mellon website, Pausch created an enduring legacy of good in his 47 years.
If you hit a time when life feels burdensome or ugly, sometimes it helps to take a step back. This morning I was drowning in mail and emails (after a week out of the country, with no access to Internet). So, just for a few minutes, I took a very big step back by visiting a website with a slide show of earth. Wow. Talk about perspective.