Category Archives: Discovery and Stage II

Posts written after the immediate diagnosis and the bucolic days of Stage II breast cancer.

Knitting Knockers

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Sadistic Dumb Little Fucks

I am a person who tends to live in the present; and it has its good points.  For one thing, you generally treat yourself well.  If I want to veg in my pajamas all day, I do it.  If I … Continue reading

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BREAK CANCER’S F@#KING FACE

Its just one of those days Feelin’ like a freight train First one to complain Leaves with the blood stain Damn right I’m a maniac You better watch your back Cuz I’m fuckin’ up your program And if you’re stuck … Continue reading

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Survivor

I am an H1N1 survivor.  I am a pneumonia survivor. In the cancer culture, “survivor” is an established part of the lexicon. It is part of every fundraiser, every article, found on every discussion board, and definitely part of tributes … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Boy Scouts Offer to Give Breast Exams

Scouts say blondes at highest risk, may need multiple check-ups

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Lull

It’s been less than 30 days filled with diagnoses, tests, meetings, research, blogging, and the beginning of treatment. Things moved pretty quickly, all things considered.  I’ve read countless blog entries, written more, researched until my eyes bled, and managed to … Continue reading

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Pills

I used to tease my step-dad about his pill organizers.  He had all kinds: a small and a jumbo 7-day model, the weekly dose removable pill organizer, the weekly two-a-day sorter, and even a four-a-day model; models that locked, some … Continue reading

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Breast Friends

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Ten Things to Do with a Bottle of Tamoxifen

There is nothing more real than that moment you face medication for cancer treatment.  Diagnoses are one thing; when you take medication you have resigned yourself to the road of treatment that lies ahead.  Much of it cloaked in dark … Continue reading

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There, but for

How many times in our respective lives has a parent hugged their healthy child when seeing another with severe handicaps and said, “There, but for the grace of God, go I”?  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  … Continue reading

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