Tag Archives: Attitude

Six Months

Today is the six month mark.  I guess some would term it a “cancerversary,” but I wouldn’t call it that.  First, because I hate the term “cancerversary.”   And, second, I haven’t bought any commemorative jewelry for the occasion.   (Note: … Continue reading

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2012, Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya!

First of all, 2012 sucked!  Before July 19 all I bitched about were office politics and cat hurl.  Things have changed a tad.  And while I can certainly detail the changes, there is one profound change worth talking about.  Particularly … Continue reading

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The Meltdown

Change is never easy, but as a change agent in my professional life I’ve always been willing to suck it up.  I don’t always like it, but I can usually find a opening that appeals to me and warms me … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Autumn Paincation

Life has sure been a challenge since late September.  A period I have begun to call my paincation.  It has been a rough couple of months physically and psychologically Just at the point that every challenge turned me into a … Continue reading

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Where’s the Empathy?

I have to tell you, every twist and turn of this cancer experience always reveals something new.  There is the physical stuff: physiology, biology, and chemistry.  There is the psychological stuff: fear, resolve, sadness. happiness, and uncertainty.  And then there … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Surgery Follow-up

I voiced a similar complaint when I first diagnosed in July. From the folks over at xkcd: A Webcomic of Romance, Sarcasm, Math, and Language. (clicking on the image will take you the site)

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Sew, I Was Wondering . . .

Back in the 1980s (1981 or 1982) I was watching The Phil Donahue Show with the topic of the day the disease AIDS.  It was the first time I heard of the disease and recall being shocked that, one, it … Continue reading

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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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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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