Monthly Archives: November 2012

Prognosis

The first time I heard the word “prognosis” as part of this little breast cancer adventure was back in July when I was diagnosed.  80% was the magic number.  I had an 80% chance of survival.  I remember saying, “Can’t … Continue reading

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Change and Some Thanks

I am a big fan of change.  Well, what I mean is that when change happens I usually adapt pretty quickly and deal.  But a change is afoot and I’m finding it hard to accept.  My oncologist is leaving the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Hiatus

Happy Thanksgiving from Sarcastic Boob World Headquarters! I’ll return after a week of knitting furiously.

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Professional Identity in Crisis

Today might be the hardest hit I’ve taken with this breast cancer crap.  In mid-September, I woke up and my lower back hurt.  I took it in stride, took two Motrin, and waited for it to pass.  It stayed.  I … Continue reading

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The Pity Party

I can complain, all right.  In fact, I’m probably one of the most accomplished bitchers in the business.  But amid all of the bitching I’ve done since I learned that I have breast cancer, the one thing I haven’t done … Continue reading

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The Anchor (Part Two)

When I realized that knitting had become a life preserver throughout this breast cancer experience, I wondered if anyone else had given this any thought. I am known to over think even the smallest things and that often makes me … Continue reading

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Knitting Knockers

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The Anchor (Part One)

I have two crafts that I love: cross-stitch and knitting. Years ago I visited one of my favorite places in the world, Wintherthur, and marveled at a corner nook filled with antique samplers.  I was already producing samplers of my … Continue reading

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The Construction Crane

With a Nor’easter brewing off the Atlantic coast this morning, I headed off to my second PET/CT scan in as many months.  I was supposed to do this last week, but Hurricane Sandy made landfall and a 90 mph wind … Continue reading

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VOTE

It’s Election Day in the United States of America.  Artwork by Afwat Saleem.

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