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  • Diagnosis and PTSD and Cognition

    Posted 4/21/2015 by hhill

      I have to admit that it delights me when there is a research study that confirms what I have already long known and tried to teach other people. On the flip side, one might reasonably ask why, if I am so smart, I didn't do the research. Fair question.

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  • Cancer Rehab

    Posted 4/20/2015 by hhill

      Cancer Rehabilitation is different from cancer survivorship services. Survivorship services generally mean understanding and responding to possible emotional, psychosocial, and physical problems due to cancer and its treatment. For example, a survivorship plan, given to a patient soon after completion of active treatment, will include a summary of all treatments, possible medium and long term side effects, and a list of resources that might be helpful for a range of problems.

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  • Horrifying Surgeon Story

    Posted 4/16/2015 by hhill

      Since I am going to be traveling most of the day tomorrow, I am writing twice today. We will be heading north to open our tiny Maine cottage for the season. There is still at least some snow on the ground on Mt Desert Island, but we will be so happy to be there that it will barely matter. When we pull up to the house, I walk around the car to open to back so our dog can jump out. She usually is sleepy and stiff after a long drive, but invariably jumps down, stands absolutely still for a few seconds, and then does a dog version of a joyful dance. It is clear that she is happy to be there, too.

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  • Fish Oil May Interfere with Chemotherapy

    Posted 4/16/2015 by hhill

      Back to the real world today. Our blissful retreat concluded with lunch yesterday, and I came crashing back to reality as there were problems with our tax return that had to be fixed before the Post Office closed. It turns out to be difficult, but not impossible, to hold on to the peacefulness in the midst of daily life problems. It was easier than usual to remind myself that these were issues that would not matter tomorrow, and then to move on. This morning I am still filled with gratitude.

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  • Wonderwell Next Day

    Posted 4/15/2015 by hhill
      The stars. Oh, the stars. My bed here is tucked into a eave under a large skylight. When I awakened in the middle of the night, I was immediately stunned by the stars visible through the glass. We are deep in the country, so there were no competing lights. It was a glorious sunset and a clear evening, so there were no clouds to block them. Instead, the sky looked like a child's painting: huge bright stars in an inky black sky. Chock a block next to one another and illuminating the world below. Read more... Comments (0)
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