Elly Lonon

trouble maker, cancer survivor, blogificator

The Things I Do For the Environment

I spend a lot of time talking about how weird my family is. Today, I'd like to mix it up and talk about how weird my in-laws are. Specifically, I'd like to focus on my sister-in-law, Meg....more

The Language of Cancer

I think it’s time we rethink the lexicon we use when discussing cancer.  Two specific examples jump to my mind: “survivor” and “lost his/her battle with cancer.” The Oxford definition for survivor is as follows: n. a person who survives, esp. a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died: the sole survivor of the massacre. And what does survive really mean?...more