Tag Archives: support

Past Tense

The paperwork is in. Fifty pages compiled by four people and faxed to two insurance companies. Disability. I didn’t want to do it. Indeed, for two years I fought hard to crawl my way back to who I was. I can hardly … Continue reading

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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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Open Letter to Joan Lunden

I want to thank Joan Lunden and the people of TODAY of putting the spotlight, however brief, on metastatic breast cancer–the one that no one talks about.  A link to the TODAY spot is below. http://www.joanlunden.com/category/35-breast-cancer/item/453-today-show-pinkpower-day-3 Dear Ms. Lunden, You are … 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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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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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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One Must Occupy It

  As a result of social media pressure, Kohl’s has finally reached out to METAvivor.  As they open a dialog we must continue to apply the pressure.  Continue tweeting because all of your tweets have an extensive reach.  Every tweet … Continue reading

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OCCUPY #talkpink

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