Confronting Cancer Part 2: Inside the Operating Room
Meg Gaffney surprised doctors and friends by rejecting chemotherapy, dropping out of radiation therapy after one treatment, and opting for a bilateral mastectomy. As a nurse and a patient, Meg is her own advocate, even moments before surgery.
"I want to keep going until I can't go anymore," says Betty Lopez, and that's exactly what she's doing. Find out why she went back to her colleges in her 80s and graduated -- with honors -- with a bachelor's in paralegal studies!
Stand Up and Fight
We love to tell the stories of cancer survivors, people who stare death in the face, beat it, then go on to live rich, fulfilling lives. But it doesn't always happen that way. Meet a woman who died trying to get access to a life-saving vaccine.
Confronting Cancer Part 4: Looking for a P"art"ner
From the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Meg Gaffney was her own advocate. So it's no surprise that she's forging her own way with recovery and reconstruction; including a plan that even her doctor admits he's never seen before.
Confronting Cancer Part 5: Making Connections
She's gone under the knife, and now Meg Gaffney is looking forward to the needle! But finding the right tattoo artist to help her end her breast cancer battle has turned out to be tougher than she thought.
Confronting Cancer Part 7: Facing the New Meg
Throughout Meg Gaffney's battle with breast cancer, she's marked milestones. But this may be the most important of them all -- the first look in the mirror after her final reconstruction surgery.
Guinness Recognizes GB Radio Guest
The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized 57-year-old Jeanne Stawiecki for two amazing feats. Even more amazing, when you consider what her life was like at the age of 40.
Best things of 2008
Pat PacielloThe most significant event of 2008, besides the Giants winning the Super Bowl, was my wife's recent illness. She twice had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. Eventually the doctors found out that her gall bladder was the source of the problem. This seemingly simple procedure required my wife to be hospitalized for three and a half weeks, and then to be under the care of a home...