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Harriet

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Hodgson

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1 day ago · Lessons I Learned From Caregiving in Caregivers

I'm a health/wellness writer, in my 22nd year as a family caregiver, and wrote a series of books for family caregivers: The Family Caregiver's Guide, Affirmations for Family Caregivers, The Family Caregiver's Journal, and The Family Caregiver's Cookbook. These books have the same purpose–to make your caregiving days easier.

Sat, Sep 7 8:34am · My son decided to disappear without a trace at 54 years old. in Loss & Grief

Thanks for the likes. True listening is a gift. While we may not agree with all we hear, we can still be active listeners.

Sun, Aug 25 6:57pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

My husband is a retired Mayo Clinic physician, a specialist in aerospace medicine, aviation medicine, and internal medicine. Though we know a lot of Mayo Clinic history, we learned so much from the film and were touched by it. I got teary-eyed.

Thu, Aug 22 7:57pm · Endometrial Cancer: Noticing my blessings every day in Gynecologic Cancers

Thank you for your thank you. Sometimes in life, we discover strength we didn't know we had. My mother used to tell me, "The Good Fairy isn't coming." She didn't say this to quell my belief in fairies. Instead, she said this to help me realize I had to rely on myself.

Tue, Aug 20 9:17am · Endometrial Cancer: Noticing my blessings every day in Gynecologic Cancers

I think each person needs to take some responsibility for their own health. I kept track of my symptoms, how long I had them, and realized something was wrong.

Tue, Aug 20 9:16am · Endometrial Cancer: Noticing my blessings every day in Gynecologic Cancers

We aren't just still standing, we're standing tall.

Tue, Aug 20 8:45am · Endometrial Cancer: Noticing my blessings every day in Gynecologic Cancers

My experience is the same–endometrial cancer and surgery. My cancer symptoms didn't quite match the ones on the Mayo website. Fortunately, my primary care physician listened to me, believed me, and took action. Cancer surgery last year, open heart surgery this year. I'm still standing, thanks to Mayo.

Tue, Aug 20 8:01am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Our town home community has a sprinkler system, but it doesn't water flower beds. The flowers are drooping and I have to drag the hose to water them, something I'm not keen to do after open heart surgery two and a half months ago.