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  • Do I have the good cancer?

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    I have thyroid cancer.  It scares me to say it out loud, but the fact is I have thyroid cancer, have had my thyroid removed, and am going to be fine. The hardest thing I have ever been through in my life was not hearing I had cancer, but having to tell my child that I did. He is... read on

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as... read on

  • Happy Birthday Son

    By Ilana Angel

    1 week ago

    Today is my son's birthday. It feels like just yesterday when I had my only child and it is crazy that he is now 19. I have loved him for not only his entire life, but mine. I wanted to be a mother from the time I was a little girl and there are not enough words to clearly express... read on

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  • Just Another Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. The sun was shining in through my bedroom window, the cat was asleep by my head, and I could hear my son shuffling around his room. I called out good morning and told him I loved him. He called back he loved me too, then came to... read on

  • Surgery Day

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I am having my thyroid removed this morning. From the time they found the mass to surgery is 8 days, which is a blessing because I haven’t had time to think about it. I was told I needed the surgery and not having it wasn’t an option, which is another blessing because I didn’t need... read on

  • Doctors, Angels & the C Word

    By Ilana Angel

    3 weeks ago

    I went back and forth trying to decide if I should share this story, and through a series of conversations this week I decided writing about it is the right thing to do. I have shared every aspect of my life and there is no point in stopping now. I am writing about this experience... read on

  • Happy Holidays

    By Ilana Angel

    December 25, 2014 | 9:40 am

    I am taking a few days off from chronicling my life, to live my life. I look forward to catching up on sleep, hanging out with my son, seeing friends, reading, resting, and simply not working. I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday, whatever holiday it is you celebrate. Be safe, be happy, and be kind. I will be back on Sunday rested, probably hung over, and ready to count down to the end of 2014. Have a great weekend everyone. Don’t work too hard, enjoy the season, and keep the faith.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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