April 2016

George in Woman’s Day and The Male Breast Cancer Coalition



While I was out:  I just got back from France and wanted to share two new article-things. Apologies if this is redundant of my Facebook Pages.

I’m in Woman’s Day again with “How I Dealt with the Dark Aftermath of my Husband’s Unexpected Death.”

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It begins:  Seven days after my husband George died of metastasized male breast cancer in April 2013, I drove alone to the mortuary to pick up his death certificate. I had no one to go with me. ..Now let’s read the rest here:   Coping with Grief in Woman’s Day

Second, the Male Breast Cancer Coalition asked me to share George’s story in the “In Memorium” section of their website.  This is such an important organization (actually several) which raises awareness of male breast cancer, a subject close to my heart since it  took my George.

It starts: In 1970, I met my future husband, George Albert Hansen, at a pool party at his parents’ house in Walnut Creek, CA. His mother and my father worked together as physicists. I was seven. George was eleven with curly dark hair and brown eyes…The rest is here: In memorium George Albert Hansen

I am so grateful to be able t share George’s story.  Please share it too if it resonates with you.

And now, I think my next post will be about me on my own.




George in Woman’s Day and The Male Breast Cancer Coalition2016-04-21T14:38:10+00:00

March 2016

I’m in Elephant Journal! Three Years After George Died…



April 10, 2016 will be the three year anniversary of my husband George’s death.

I’d hoped to feel healed by now—to have emerged from grieving stronger and complete—but most of the time I don’t feel that way. It’s like there’s this sad, little rodent within me that scurries against my ribs when it’s sad or anxious, like some part of me dissolved into this animal after George died.

It usually happens at night, when I’m alone—this little beast asks, now please read the rest of it here.

This is huge site. I can’t tell where this piece is on the site.  It gets featured if enough folks see it.  Please share if you like it.  This sums up my three years since George died.  It was a hard one to put out there.


I’m in Elephant Journal! Three Years After George Died…2016-03-30T23:40:46+00:00

October 2015

Caregiver Guilt: My Second xojane Article



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My second xojane article.  And my second xojane article is up.  It is dark.  It’s about caregiver guilt when I was caring for George.  Please check it out and, if it resonates with you, please share.  One of my themes, sadly enough, is awareness of male breast cancer.



Caregiver Guilt: My Second xojane Article2015-10-16T18:39:29+00:00
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