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Remission

The Catch-22 of having metastatic breast cancer is this: when you’re caught in a period of crisis all you hope for is that your scans will improve, the pain will lessen or go away, your energy will return, and that … Continue reading

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Kobayashi Maru

My latest paincation was intense and it was made more so by the experience of radiation. Now, like most things in this disease I was fortunate: only five consecutive days and maybe twenty minutes of my time each day. But … Continue reading

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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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An Open Letter to Tamoxifen

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The Pity Party

I can complain, all right.  In fact, I’m probably one of the most accomplished bitchers in the business.  But amid all of the bitching I’ve done since I learned that I have breast cancer, the one thing I haven’t done … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in NYC

Twitter is an odd universe.  Every time I tweet and call some politician a tool I know that the National Archives has a record of it.  Which is why I don’t use my real name on the interwebs (well, most … Continue reading

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A Special Dedication

It being a Saturday and all, I thought I would post one of my favorite songs.  I dedicate this song to Death Stars and their associated Tie Fighters everywhere (except for the very last line, but I can only control … Continue reading

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Exhale

Remember the oncology suite in a certain unnamed hospital in New York City? I still can’t get over how accurate that is.  Well, since I fired my oncologist due to the uncomfortable fit and horrific public service in the unit, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer: The Musical

What the hell? Coming soon: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: The Musical

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Excuses

Excuses. from ruivo! on Vimeo. Excuses make the breast cancer grow.

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