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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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Reality Hits

You never know when you’ll get hit with reality.  You can read, study, research, and live it.  But then comes that moment when you stand on the beach, you face down the wave of the tsunami, and you lose. While … Continue reading

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Smart Ass

My sarcasm has always landed me in trouble at some point in my life.  One time I told a rare book librarian, who was helping me find some art for my office, that I’d just rip a few leaves out … Continue reading

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Chronic

chron·ic  [kron-ik] adjective 1. constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar. 2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war. 3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid. 4. (of … Continue reading

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Excuses

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

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Euphemisms

One of the critiques of pink ribbon culture is that in its desire to spread awareness of breast cancer prevention and detection, it often does so by attaching itself to the sexualization of women’s breasts in order to spread the … Continue reading

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Colorful Language

I was about thirteen when I first said the ultimate bomb: fuck.  I recall that I felt a little self-conscious at first.  And then I did it again.  It got easier.  Third time?   I owned that baby!  I’ve been “fucking” … Continue reading

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Quality of Life

At the Democratic National Convention last week, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz talked about her experience with breast cancer. “I know what it’s like to sit in that waiting room wondering how many more anniversaries you’ll get with your husband. How … Continue reading

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Feelin’ It

Balls, man.  I’m feeling it. I don’t know when I’ve ever been this tired.  Maybe it’s the Tamoxifen (or “neat mix of” if you’re into anagrams).  Maybe it’s the Death Star.  I dunno what it is.  But I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Strategy

It’s been an interesting summer. For New York City, the summer of 2012 has been one of the hottest and most humid summers on record.  But let’s face it, every summer in NYC feels like you’re living on the sun.  … Continue reading

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