Tag Archives: breast

STFU

So I’ve been attempting to write post after post after post, inevitably trashing them all. I tried one on depression, one on anxiety, one on pink. Whatever I tried it just never worked. And I have to say that through … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Joan Lunden

I want to thank Joan Lunden and the people of TODAY of putting the spotlight, however brief, on metastatic breast cancer–the one that no one talks about.  A link to the TODAY spot is below. http://www.joanlunden.com/category/35-breast-cancer/item/453-today-show-pinkpower-day-3 Dear Ms. Lunden, You are … 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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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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Cancer is Hard When You’re Alone

I sure do love historical analysis–as you have no doubt observed if you’ve read The Sarcastic Boob with any regularity.  Breast cancer is a fascinating subject and fits right into my love of knowledgeable discourse.  The implications of gender and … Continue reading

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Harmonic Convergence

When the planets align in the breast cancer universe things get interesting.  It has been an unprecedented four-five weeks.  The first planet to get into position was that of oral arguments delivered to the Supreme Court of the United States … Continue reading

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I Am . . .

The last in a series of memes honoring Nancy G. Brinker™ (unless she makes more headlines).

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Language

Language shapes our reality.  Whether spoken with proper enunciation and grammar or bent and twisted in the neighborhoods, it shapes who we are and how we see the world.  Do you have an abortion or do you have your pregnancy … Continue reading

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