Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

6 responses to “Passing It On…Words of Wisdom”

  1. PeggyLee Hanson

    Having yet another friend diagnosed with cancer within the past 30 days, I check in with her via email as she doesn’t have the energy to talk on the phone (she’s receiving chemo presently). It is difficult to know what to say, but just letting her know I love her and asking how I can support her allows her needs to come through, not my own.
    Tambre, I really appreciate your words of wisdom on this topic. Thank you.

  2. Roberta Budvietas

    Interesting interview and points out the challenge we have when we deal with the unexpected in our lives. The line you are not your disease is so true. I remember the first time I encountered someone with cancer at the age of 11. The one thing I learned was that they are still people and people are people no matter what is happening in their life. And life just happens so let me be with you and share life and laugh and enjoy the moment of you. And yes hugs – really powerful because touch says so much.

  3. Peggy Lee Hanson

    Thanks, Tambre. My friend is doing well to stay positive and she’s a zippy person anyway 😉 A spit-fire! I can relate to the driving experience. My husband would drive his dad 2.5 hours for treatments; his brothers couldn’t understand why Dad couldn’t live alone and drive himself. We gave up trying to convince everyone, having to rely on our 18-year son to take him. A hard thing for that young one to do, but he did it out of love for his grandfather.

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