Author Archives: Scorchy

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Komen SHAME!

There’s no getting around the horse’s ass: Kohl’s and Susan G. Komen made a reprehensible move.  It’s the same old cause marketing shill that makes money for Kohl’s, employs another celebrity hack, and fills the coffers of Susan G. Komen … Continue reading

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One More Thing!

Okay, just one more commentary on this ad campaign and I will move on. When I found out that I had breast cancer, the world-class surgeon to whom I was referred downplayed its seriousness.  When I look back, it has … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Campaign: I Wish I Had Breast Cancer

Originally posted on ihatebreastcancer:
Congratulations, Pancreatic Cancer Action. Your brilliant marketing plan is working. It was a stroke of genius to have Tube ads and YouTube videos of people saying “I wish I had testicular cancer” and “I wish I…

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You Want It? You Got It.

Dear Ladies Who Want My Breast Cancer, I know that my blog posts and Twitter activity have been minimal since august of 2013. It was a miserable year filled with tests, pain, and uncertainty. I think I have been distant … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex

We all talk a lot about what cancer has done to our lives in one shape or another.  The pain, loss of employment, our body image, insurance, bankruptcy, self-esteem, and a hundred and one other negative impacts.  Some folks even … Continue reading

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The Road to Ruin

I have been blessed with relatively good health all of my life.   I did go some years without health insurance as a professional student, but I came through that okay.  The closest I came to chronic disease was reading about … Continue reading

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The Whole Chronic Thing

When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I wanted a second opinion.  It wasn’t that I thought another physician would tell me that I was fine, I just wanted to hear another take on the whole thing. So … Continue reading

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After the Crisis, Ambiguity

Since August I have been struggling to write. Writer’s block would be the easy explanation. But as reality has it, there is so much more going on. For the first year of my diagnosis I scorched Earth with my posts. … Continue reading

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Boycott

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