Tag Archives: awareness

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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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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A New Life of Accommodation

It has been a few months beyond a year that I started blogging. And to tell you the truth, it’s been a little difficult for me to get back into the swing after my latest hiatus. Blogging has been the … Continue reading

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Purple Haze

This is what my knitting looks like these days: Knit 4, yarn over 1, knit two together, knit 23, Yarn Over 1, Knit 8  . . . oh wait knit SEVEN!  Okay, unknit 1.  Now continue . . . knit … Continue reading

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The SCAR Project: VICTORY!

Some weeks ago, I initiated a Change.org petition to address what I thought were problems with Facebook’s policy regarding images of mastectomy.  A handful of images had been removed from The SCAR Project‘s page and the project’s founder, David Jay, … Continue reading

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The SCAR Project

I was benignly checking Twitter one day when I saw a tweet from Anne Marie Ginanni (Stupid Dumb Bread Cancer) that Facebook was taking down pictures from The Scar Project’s FB page.   A further tweet by David Jay, the … Continue reading

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Paincation Redux

I’ve been on a two week paincation.  I apologize that I forgot to take pictures of the great time I had.  You know, of the television tuned into Game of Thrones and MSNBC, the Kindle versions of B.V. Larson sci-fi … Continue reading

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Trust

Continuing my deep affection for the Komen organization with another meme.

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