Mucosal Melanoma: Celebrating the Survivors

Today is the one year anniversary of the day that Laura was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital to see a top cancer specialist. On a routine exam in the morning her gynecologist found a golf ball size mass in her vagina.  Two days later we were told it was mucosal melanoma.  11 days later we…

Gerson Revisited – part one

After Laura died a couple of people sniffed, ‘Well we knew the Gerson diet wouldn’t work.  Carrots and enemas – how could it?’   Other people have asked what I think in hindsight about the Gerson Technique.  So here goes – Pain + Stamina – The doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering told us that doing the…

Love Is All That Matters

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross helped create the US hospice movement (she was opposed to euthanasia because ‘it doesn’t allow people time to complete their unfinished business.’).  Her book Life Lessons contains what she learned by sitting at the bedside of the dying.  Here are a few of my favorite quotes – ‘Love is all that matters. Love is…