Returning to normal after childhood health crisis

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Returning to normal after childhood health crisis

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It took a while to get back to a normal parent/child relationship after my son finished cancer treatment. We had spent a lot of time together in the hospital. He had gone through something very difficult. It had been terrifying. It had been frightening. There is a time when you have to put that aside and realize that you are okay. That didn't happen right away. I think the more time that passed after treatment, the easier it got. My son's hair grew back. He gained weight. The color in his face returned to a more healthy glow. He was able to go back to school. These were all indicators that life was getting back to normal. I think the day when I found myself yelling at him because his socks were on the floor, that was the day that I officially knew that things were back to normal.

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Mickey Guisewite

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Mickey Guisewite is a former advertising executive and syndicated newspaper columnist who started The Bottomless Toy Chest after her son successfully completed cancer treatment. The Bottomless Toy Chest is a nonprofit organization devoted to delivering toys, crafts and hands-on activities to hospitalized pediatric cancer patients. Mickey lives at home with her husband, son, daughter, two dogs, two cats and two turtles. When she’s not delivering toys to sick kids, she’s at home trying to find a tiny space on the couch among her two-legged and four-legged family members. 

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