One person in five say that their pain persists at least 2 years after surviving cancer. Women in particular reported more pain flare-ups and more disability caused by pain and more depression due to pain.
Physicians who are more concerned with the side effects of pain medication should consider recommending pain management.
I remember redeeming my Blue Chip stamps for a ping-pong table.
I wish I had the recipe for Blum’s coffee crunch cake.
I curled my hair to make it straight.
We took Sunday drives.
I loved strawberry flavor straws.
I went to Ohrbach’s and Woolworth’s.
I was a big fan of Howdy Doody, Pinky Lee, and Sheriff John.
I learned how to type on a typewriter.
I attached a tiger tail to my car antenna.
I loved Cubby, Karen, and Pollyana.
I didn’t have to add a zip code to my letters.
I took tests on mimeographed sheets.
I watched the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Then I graduated high school, attended UCLA for a bachelors and graduate degree (and got married somewhere in-between), had a baby, worked as a librarian, operations manager, and office administrator, had another baby, greeted my baby’s baby, and eventually started my own website.