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Knitting Knockers

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The Anchor (Part One)

I have two crafts that I love: cross-stitch and knitting. Years ago I visited one of my favorite places in the world, Wintherthur, and marveled at a corner nook filled with antique samplers.  I was already producing samplers of my … 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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I Have My Reasons

This cancer thing is getting old.  You know, it’s been three months since I found out I had breast cancer and two months since my upgrade.  I should have picked another disease.  Something easier to manage and less annoying.  Why?  … Continue reading

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Drained

In this consumer culture that is the United States, I know a lot of people who collect things.  Antiques, cars, motorcycles, thimbles, samplers, bookends, dishes, books–the sky’s the limit!  I collect pottery.  And when I see sugar/creamer pairs its like … Continue reading

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Physician, Know Thy Patient

When I meet a physician for the first time,  I immediately begin evaluating that potential relationship.  Everything from how they greet me (or not), whether or not the environment is a good one (or not), how convenient it is for … Continue reading

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Shit Girls Say to Girls with Breast Cancer

Karma’s a bitch, girl.

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Friends

What?  You didn’t think this was going to be some sappy “cancer-made-my-life-better” post, did you?  Fuck that.  Cancer ain’t making anything better. But I do want to take a break from writing to sincerely thank everyone for following and reading … Continue reading

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Lull

It’s been less than 30 days filled with diagnoses, tests, meetings, research, blogging, and the beginning of treatment. Things moved pretty quickly, all things considered.  I’ve read countless blog entries, written more, researched until my eyes bled, and managed to … Continue reading

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Stigma

I never got the whole illness = stigma thing.  I know there are a lot of people who make judgments about illnesses and the people who have them, I just never got it. I have depression.  And looking back, this … Continue reading

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