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We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

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Marking an Anniversary – Carcinoid Cancer

Today I'm reblogging this article from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. I thought of this often in January because January marks one of two very similar anniversaries for me. In Jan. 1982 I had my first surgery for non-smoking lung cancer in my right lung. My 31st cancer free anniversary in my right lung just… Continue reading Marking an Anniversary – Carcinoid Cancer

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John Stossel and the Food Police

SHARE - John Stossel and the Food Police Posted using ShareThis I left a comment on John's blog concerning this issue. You see, this takes away individual responsibility and opens the door for the government to rule every aspect of your life. That's just what we need in this country now...less individual responsibility...NOT! At first… Continue reading John Stossel and the Food Police

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How Dry I Am…by Beverly Hicks Burch

How Dry I Am… By Beverly Hicks Burch In 1993 I finally got a name for the “thing” that had been making so sick and fatigued for years. Sometimes just having a name for your illness is a blessing…it serves to alleviate your fears that you might be crazy! Thankfully I was referred to a… Continue reading How Dry I Am…by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Anniversary – Part 1, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Anniversary – Part 1 By Beverly Hicks Burch I am approaching an anniversary in a few days (Oct. 25th). It’s an anniversary I hope I don’t share with too many people. You see on Oct. 25th, 1995 a thoracic surgeon removed 60% of my left lung because of cancer. It’s so hard to believe it’s… Continue reading Anniversary – Part 1, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Practicing Medicine, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Practicing Medicine By Beverly Hicks Burch So, what has Bev been up to? Well, as life would have it, a little of the same and a little of the new. It’s been a busy time, a hectic time and as kismet would have it a sickly time. Like I needed that like a hole in… Continue reading Practicing Medicine, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Taste of a Marathon, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Taste of a Marathon By Beverly Hicks Burch As if I didn’t already have enough to do I’ve taken on a new little project. Recently a friend told me about a website where writers gather. Consider it your smoky avant garde club of days gone by or the Left Bank or any other gathering spot… Continue reading Taste of a Marathon, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bev’s New Year’s Beans By Beverly Hicks Burch Every year after Christmas I usually have a ham bone leftover. I like to leave a little meat on the bone so I can make a big ol’ pot of bean soup shortly after New Year’s. My favorite ham to use is one of the spiral-cut hams… Continue reading Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Relay For Life, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Relay for Life By Beverly Hicks Burch It happened the first time when I was 28 years old and the mother of an eighteen month old tyke. I was told the absolutely impossible and unthinkable. I had a tumor on my right lung. How could that be? I had never smoked, wasn’t raised around smokers,… Continue reading Relay For Life, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Women’s Health Part II: It Takes Your Breath Away, by Beverly Hicks Burch

If I was to ask you to name the number one cancer that kills women, what would you answer? Breast cancer? Ovarian cancer? If those were your answers, you guessed wrong. According to the American Cancer Society (, although there may be a higher occurrence of breast cancer in women, lung cancer kills more women… Continue reading Women’s Health Part II: It Takes Your Breath Away, by Beverly Hicks Burch