SUNY Empire State College
After a scary finding: Love is all around

It does take a village. . . . The doctor's call came just over a year ago. I was lying on my daughter's bed, reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," when my husband brought me the phone. With my 5-year-old tugging at me to continue with the book, I tried to digest the doctor's words: tumor, brain, surgery likely. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD The headline on an earlier version of this article began with the phrase "After Cancer Diagnosis." That reference to cancer was incorrect; the author had no such diagnosis. -------------------- We decided not to tell anyone -- at least not until we knew more about my prognosis. We were strong people,...