100 Perks of Having Cancer by Florence Strang and Susan Gonzales (Review)

              Paperback: 500 pages Publisher: Basic Health Publications; 1st edition (August 2, 2013) How often do you hear the words “healthy”, “happy” and “cancer” mentioned in the same sentence?  That is precisely what gives 100 Perks of Having Cancer (Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It) its unique character.  Its authors not only “talk the talk” of living a healthy lifestyle with a positive attitude on the cancer journey, they also continue to…

"100 Perks of Having Cancer by Florence Strang and Susan Gonzales (Review)"

The Twisting Knife

I began this story at the Anhinga Writer’s Conference in Gainesville, Florida in August 2009. I finished work on it in December 2009. The lecturer was an animated woman by the name of Beverly. She was very good at getting us to think and to write on the spot. The difference between me and everyone else in the class is that my brain didn’t quite think like theirs. This is my story. I guess I…

"The Twisting Knife"

If I only had a brain…

by: Donna McBroom-Theriot/ @MyBookofStories Follow @MyBookofStories            One of my sisters took my mother to have a test run at the hospital this week. It was either a nerve test or a brain test. It escapes me at this moment.          We already know she has nerve so that may not have been the test. Then, after you look at the picture below, you will see why it must have…

"If I only had a brain…"

Thursdays – Where Truth is the Dare

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means! Here is this week’s question. Truth? or Dare? What do you keep in a safe place? When I read this question, my immediate response before contemplating a deep answer was “my heart”. Even after contemplating and attempting to come up with a one of a kind unique answer, I have to stick with my first. I keep my heart in a safe place –…

"Thursdays – Where Truth is the Dare"

Sunday's From the Heart – Sometimes when life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade or do you just throw ‘em away?

March 4, 2012              Last week, although it seems like so much longer, I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia, an uncommon disorder where the blood marrow produces too many blood platelets. The exact cause is unknown (and doesn’t that just make you feel better). I went to the oncologist thinking I would get a simple diagnosis and a simple fix – like you’re too fat, go on a diet; or you…

"Sunday's From the Heart – Sometimes when life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade or do you just throw ‘em away?"