Tag Archives: Stage IV

Upcoming Conferences for Those with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Two upcoming conferences offer the potential of real benefit for women and men with breast cancer, and also to their caregivers, friends, and families. Registration is now open for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Eighth Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic … Continue reading

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Jinxed

I have another lytic lesion in my sacrum.  When I saw the picture from my routine PET/CT it looked like the Eye of Mordor.  The circle of the body was bright orange and there on the left, on the sacrum, … Continue reading

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The Robber Baron

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Facepalm

You all know my feelings about Susan G. Komen (see my commentary here, here, and here).  And it has always been puzzling to me that a woman whose sister supposedly died of breast cancer that metastasized would establish an organization … Continue reading

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#TALKPINK

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Komen SHAME!

There’s no getting around the horse’s ass: Kohl’s and Susan G. Komen made a reprehensible move.  It’s the same old cause marketing shill that makes money for Kohl’s, employs another celebrity hack, and fills the coffers of Susan G. Komen … Continue reading

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One More Thing!

Okay, just one more commentary on this ad campaign and I will move on. When I found out that I had breast cancer, the world-class surgeon to whom I was referred downplayed its seriousness.  When I look back, it has … Continue reading

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You Want It? You Got It.

Dear Ladies Who Want My Breast Cancer, I know that my blog posts and Twitter activity have been minimal since august of 2013. It was a miserable year filled with tests, pain, and uncertainty. I think I have been distant … Continue reading

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The Road to Ruin

I have been blessed with relatively good health all of my life.   I did go some years without health insurance as a professional student, but I came through that okay.  The closest I came to chronic disease was reading about … Continue reading

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The Whole Chronic Thing

When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I wanted a second opinion.  It wasn’t that I thought another physician would tell me that I was fine, I just wanted to hear another take on the whole thing. So … Continue reading

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