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What I Want

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Just

We’re all so programmed to minimize our experiences.  I hear it a lot among women with breast cancer.  Whether it be in a discussion board or face-to-face conversation, it doesn’t take long for someone to say “I’m just dealing with … 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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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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Acceptance and Fear

When I was a little girl I had Barbies–in the 1960s, who didn’t?  I played with them all the time, but what I loved most was the case.  It was a big Barbie/Francie case that had plenty of room for … Continue reading

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Mistake

When I decided to teach this semester it was for two reasons: First, I love it.  I love mentoring the next generation of professionals and sharing my experience with them to move forward.  It’s energizing and, frankly, it’s fun.  Second, … Continue reading

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