Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

My youngest son drove me to a Dr's appointment tonight.    It's often illuminating spending time with captive children, and tonight did not disappoint. My son has recently started working as a cashier in the market down the street from our home.  While waiting for my prescription, he launched into a tirade about how much … Continue reading Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

Gaslighting: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I was with my parents the other day. I don't recall the exact conversation, but I remember my mother saying "why on earth would you think that about yourself?"   I told her it is hard to shake negative self-thoughts when it is all I've heard for over 20 years.   She replied "what could … Continue reading Gaslighting: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Breaking Up With My Oncologist

I've decided to ditch my oncologist (gyn/oc = gynecological oncologist). The protocol for high grade serous epithelial stage 3B  ovarian cancer is 5 years of follow-ups.  During those 5 year Dr's are supposed to see you every 3 months, draw a CA125 every 3 months and, if there is a rise in the CA 125 … Continue reading Breaking Up With My Oncologist