Tag Archives: breasts

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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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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Chronic Illness

When the Death Star was under construction and then, once completed, sent out Tai Fighters to establish satellite stations, I was busy moving on with my life.  Very busy.  Work swallowed me whole–and I welcomed it.  I was no victim, … Continue reading

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The Downside of Virtual Interaction

Since my breast cancer diagnosis and–48 hours later–the creation of this blog, I have sung the praises of social media.  As my readership grew and my Twitter numbers blossomed, virtual roots that were planted started to flourish in a garden … Continue reading

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When You Get the Good News

Call me crazy, but ever since I got the good news that my lung lesions and all of the lymph nodes in the chest and right axilla resolved I have been a little lost.  Weird, right? The first six months … Continue reading

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Join me in Philadelphia–my hometown and the City of Brotherly Love–for the LBBC Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Enhancing Your Health and Quality of Life.  This is my first conference and I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading

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Talking with My Mom

My mom and me have always had a good relationship.  The way we fight and annoy one another, outsiders might think that was a crazy statement to make, but it’s true.  Mom was born in 1930 and grew up poor.  … 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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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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