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Chronic Illness

When the Death Star was under construction and then, once completed, sent out Tai Fighters to establish satellite stations, I was busy moving on with my life.  Very busy.  Work swallowed me whole–and I welcomed it.  I was no victim, … Continue reading

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Where’s the Empathy?

I have to tell you, every twist and turn of this cancer experience always reveals something new.  There is the physical stuff: physiology, biology, and chemistry.  There is the psychological stuff: fear, resolve, sadness. happiness, and uncertainty.  And then there … Continue reading

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What I Want

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Sew, I Was Wondering . . .

Back in the 1980s (1981 or 1982) I was watching The Phil Donahue Show with the topic of the day the disease AIDS.  It was the first time I heard of the disease and recall being shocked that, one, it … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened . . .

I was working on a post about male breast cancer.  I wanted to create a graphic with statistics and thought to myself, “Self, hit The Google and get a picture of some pecs.”  Now, just in case you forgot I … Continue reading

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Male Breast Cancer

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Devil’s Advocate: Hooters Edition

As you know, I’m no fan of the pink.  Before I got cancer I never thought about it.  Didn’t care.  Pink ribbons.  Whatever.  Wanna  buy a pink fanny pack and support breast cancer awareness?  Mmmno.  That all changed when I … Continue reading

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Lemmings

I was on a FB product page today wherein a pink Cuisineart cookie maker was being advertised.  The description of the product began with a little breast cancer awareness note: “Breastfeeding decreases a women’s risk of getting premenopausal breast cancer. … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer in the Minority

I went to the Google and did a search on breast self exams.  My intent was to gather some illustrations of breast disease and exams and possibly write an essay about them.  But my search results led me into another … 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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