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Confessions of Cancer Patient

A recent post I wrote confused a few readers. "Was that happening now or was that when you were sick in 2014?" And even though I blogged and wrote a book about surviving cancer, I haven't been fully transparent about my life and disease. So here goes a review of life at the Burnses over…

Peace in Adversity and Chaos

Dear Julia, I wanted to share this text with you from my friend who has pancreatic cancer… I thought it would make you feel good to hear positive results from a reader… we are taking our copy to Washington with us. Beverly, I have almost finished your cousin’s book! It is just exactly what I…

Amazon Monthly Special!

Hi Julia,Great news! Who Cares What the Numbers Say was selected to be an Amazon monthly deal for the month of July. This means that the ebook will be on sale for 99¢ for the month. One of the great side products that often comes from these deals are more reviews.  While this is an Amazon deal, the…

ROYALTIES!!

woman carrying baby at beach during sunset

I spent Mother’s Day with my cousin who is more like a sister. We had such fun reminiscing about our Mother’s and eating good Southern food—hash browns, biscuits, BBQ and hush puppies, casseroles with Cream of Chicken soup. YUM! It was a splendid holiday of love and laughter. I needed the break because the week…

Praise for Who Cares What the Numbers Say? — a journey in defying cancer

“Nonfiction writers face a sticky choice: to confide in the reader or confess to the reader? Julia Burns beautifully, artfully—often humorously—balances both. She confides and confesses, and the honesty of her words strikes at the heart of the nonfiction writer’s goal to always to write the truth.” -Scott Mason, WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler Author of…

The Beginning and the End

The life of a psychiatrist can be odd. Today, seven patients were scheduled. Two late-canceled, two no-showed. That left one who got sick, and two who came. No-shows were rare during the first decade I practiced medicine—probably no more than three or four. But the chaos of summer, and the mores of 2018 combined to…

It Hurts!!

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com From: Julia Burns Subject: Mastitis Date: March 19, 2014 To: Lisa C, MD Julia here with a medical problem. I have had mastitis since early February, which has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics. IT HURTS!! My doctor is trying to get me an appt. with the breast…