Tag Archives: quality of life

Another Level of Acceptance

All things considered, I think I’ve accepted my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer rather well.  I mean, I haven’t been walking around in denial (and never had a denial phase, to tell you the truth).  I’ve taken a very matter-of-fact … 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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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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