The New Normal

Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What are the plans for me on this earth? Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you a […]

Childhood cancer survivor — now clinical nurse — helps, encourages kids with cancer

Cancer Survivor Helps Children Shelby Robin speaks to her “12-year-old self” Shelby Robin was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 12. An athletic child, she continued to participate in sports and cheerleading, even after the cancer necessitated the amputation of her left foot. Now a clinical nurse in the Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson, Shelby is a featured speaker at the 24th annual Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference Sept. 14-15 at the Omni Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway.

Summer Begins

“Summer Begins” Summer brings me back to the care-free days of my youth.  Little to worry about except when school started again and how you were going to occupy those mundane summer days.  Today is the longest. lightest day of the year.  I found my own children out back playing basketball and doing the things kids do in the summer time, where supper time and night fall seem an eternity away. When I was a child and adolescent my family […]