Am passing on these useful tips from Darryl Mitteldorf at, which sponsors this blog: 

“Prostate Cancer survivors often find Valentine’s Day a time of unusual stress.  Whether they’re single, dating or happy in romance, this day excites a sense of belonging that may be challenged by stressors associated with a cancer diagnosis.

So, what better gift can we give others and ourselves than to connect with two vibrant survivor communities, both of which were developed at the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong Summit.

CancerMatch at and OutWithCancer at, are both free, well-attended cancer survivor social networks.  People connect either through email or live chats, one-on-one or in groups. CancerMatch is designed for everyone, and OutWithCancer is focused on LGBT survivors.

For this Valentines Day’s, keep in mind, that it’s not always about the diagnosis . . .  it’s about life.  So, let’s help fill all of our lives with love.


Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!




I joined CancerMatch a few weeks ago — just to socialize.  I am excited because this is my first online “community.”  I already e-mailed a guy here in NYC — hope he looks as good as he sounds!

See you all there.

And last but not least, a favorite poem:

Love’s Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river and the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In another’s being mingle–
Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

Percy Bysshe Shelley