sup·port (s-pôrt, -prt) tr.v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports To bear the weight of; hold in position so as to keep from falling, sinking, or slipping To give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to To be capable of bearing; withstand To keep from weakening or failing; strengthen To provide aid in battle How we ask for and receive support … Continue reading How do YOU define support?
I have a cancer survivor friend who has become a victim of the disease. He has let the diagnosis of several years back claim not only his past, but his future. Cancer took control of his life without permission, and now even though it is gone, it still rules his world. In his view his … Continue reading Victim or Survivor?
(explicit – sorry mom!) Form vs. Function The conversation went something like this: “It would really suck to lose a body part” “Yeah, tell me about it” “That is different” “How so?” “A hand or foot is functional. They serve a purpose. It would be hard to live without them” “ And you think losing … Continue reading Form vs Function (revised)
I often refer to my mastectomy as an amputation. This tends to freak people out a little bit, which is totally intentional on my part. The term “mastectomy” does not do justice to the shock of having had a body part cut off – it polishes the word up and makes it socially acceptable. Amputation … Continue reading Phantom Pain