Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Transition to Cancer Survivor

This morning I read an excellent post on the transition from patient to survivor (http://quivervoice.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/picking-up-the-pieces). How do we go about our lives during/after a bout with cancer? Nancy's post prompted me to review what I wrote in Fine Black Lines and I'd like to share that with you. Be sure to read Nancy first! "Several years later, thinking […]

Why Am I Alive? Why Is She Dead? No. 4

The White Horse (for Ann) Death comes on a white horse to carry you away I see the love in Her eyes as she lifts you carefully and cradles you in Her arms You go willingly, eagerly, even though you know you can't come home again (Excerpted from Fine Black Lines (c) 1993, 2003 Lois […]

Why Am I Alive? Why Is She Dead? No.1

Pink Underbelly has an interesting post on her blog about a trip to her oncologist's office, ending with a paragraph on survivor's guilt. I agree with her that it doesn't make sense to dwell on feeling guilty because we have been spared from dying of breast cancer. So far. Breast cancer is not a contest to […]