Click to read part 1 Hepatitis C (HCV) — My nemesis. Though only 20-30% of HCV patients develop cirrhosis of the liver, it is one of the leading causes of liver transplants in America. There are a small percentage of patients that can clear the virus on their own within …Read More »
What Might Have Been
I had a dream the other night that has really stayed with me. Does that ever happen to you? You wake with it vividly inside you and it wanders about your brain until you have that “Ahhh” moment where a piece of it clicks into such focus that you instantly …Read More »
So, You Have Breast Cancer. What Now?
When the words “You have cancer” are directed at you specifically, so many things run through your mind. The first thoughts may be of shock, surprise, sadness, anger and worry. At a time when you need to think strategically about how you’re going to handle you’re newly diagnosed state, emotions …Read More »
5 Ways To “Fight Like A Girl”!
What does it mean to “Fight Like A Girl” you ask? It means to learn how to have the courage to speak up, to share your story! To battle against your disease or life adversary and continue to have hope. To encourage others and soothe the soul. It means banding …Read More »
Inspirational Quotes By Barack Obama
Being a good politician relies largely on being a good communicator. We want to be inspired by our leaders. Barack Obama is such a speaker, and some of his wisest words are collected here so you can share in his vision. Use these quotes as signatures on your emails, or …Read More »
“Hello!” from Selena, Your Leukemia Power Team Writer
Hello everyone! My name is Selena and I am a 23 year survivor of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL or M3), which is cancer of the white blood cells. I am so honored to be chosen as a voice of advocacy, information and inspiration for all of you, my fellow warriors …Read More »
My Childhood Cancer Experience
I am often asked if I get tired of telling my story…the answer is no. Each time there is a different perspective to view it from, different lessons to learn from it, and new words to describe it. But most importantly, someone is hearing it for the first time, making …Read More »
Diagnosis: Walking Pneumonia
Pneumonia: a scary word, not just to spell, but to hear come out of the doctor’s mouth when you or someone you know is diagnosed with it. It’s definitely a problem for those with compromised immune systems, such as children, the elderly or those who are HIV positive but quite …Read More »
Your Body, Your Pap Smear, Your Responsibility!
Do you dread that most personal of check-ups, the Cervical Pap Smear? It is no secret – for most women, it is one of the most dreaded routine checks they will go through. There is always the temptation to put it off, but please think twice before postponing that appointment! …Read More »
Endometriosis – The Unspoken Side Effect
Its a simple three letter world. The media loves it. It sells products. And TLC made a hit song about it in the 90s. If you haven’t guessed it, I’m talking about sex. Yes, this shy, introverted youth pastor’s wife is writing an article about sex. I never thought I …Read More »