Tag Archives: Death Star

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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A Perfectly Unnatural State

Over the last week or so I’ve been struggling with something stuck in my craw.  I’m not sure what it is, although I’ve been trying desperately to find out.   The thoughts go something like this: Yeah, I know.  All over … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Stupid

I’ve been slowly pushing back into work and it’s been going well.  Just as I get going it’s time to go home.  I pushed it a bit one day and paid for it the next, but I’m getting there.  Patience, … 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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The Construction Crane

With a Nor’easter brewing off the Atlantic coast this morning, I headed off to my second PET/CT scan in as many months.  I was supposed to do this last week, but Hurricane Sandy made landfall and a 90 mph wind … Continue reading

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Ladders

The older I get the harder it is to remember stuff.  There was a time that I could repeat the title of every song on every Queen and Led Zeppelin album–in order and chronologically.  Now I’m lucky if I can … Continue reading

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Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Not everyone gets to be a survivor. Save your money on ribbons.  Get educated.   METAvivor and Eisai Launch Metastatic Breast Cancer Campaign to Raise Awareness of “The Elephant in the Pink Room” … 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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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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