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STFU

So I’ve been attempting to write post after post after post, inevitably trashing them all. I tried one on depression, one on anxiety, one on pink. Whatever I tried it just never worked. And I have to say that through … Continue reading

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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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Released from Prison

Where the hell have I been these past few months? Well, ever since my last episode with radiation of a painful bone tumor in my sacrum, I seem to have misplaced my voice. It could likely be lost among my yarn stash, but … Continue reading

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Purple Haze

This is what my knitting looks like these days: Knit 4, yarn over 1, knit two together, knit 23, Yarn Over 1, Knit 8  . . . oh wait knit SEVEN!  Okay, unknit 1.  Now continue . . . knit … Continue reading

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Seeing Stars

There’s a popular saying among knitters: “I knit so I don’t kill people.”  Over the past two months I’ve  been saying “I knit so I don’t kill myself.” This paincation has been brutal–thus my prolonged absence from the blogosphere.  When … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Autumn Paincation

Life has sure been a challenge since late September.  A period I have begun to call my paincation.  It has been a rough couple of months physically and psychologically Just at the point that every challenge turned me into a … Continue reading

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Friends: Our Chosen Family

I really appreciate my friends.  For me they are as much my family as anything else in the world.  They make me laugh, think, wonder, and enjoy life in a way I could not otherwise.  What I love about my … 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 Anchor (Part Two)

When I realized that knitting had become a life preserver throughout this breast cancer experience, I wondered if anyone else had given this any thought. I am known to over think even the smallest things and that often makes me … Continue reading

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Knitting Knockers

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