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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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Emergency Room

It has been awhile since I have posted.  I apologize for my silence; you can probably reason that it takes quite a bit to shut me up.  And you would be right.  But this paincation has been particularly brutal.  And … 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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Progression

When I ended the call I stared at the screen looking for an app that I could consult for answers.  But the reality?   There was no app. I had just spoken with my oncologist and learned that Tamoxifen, the drug … Continue reading

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Cancer is Hard When You’re Alone

I sure do love historical analysis–as you have no doubt observed if you’ve read The Sarcastic Boob with any regularity.  Breast cancer is a fascinating subject and fits right into my love of knowledgeable discourse.  The implications of gender and … Continue reading

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Me and My Shadow

I have to be honest: it’s been a conscious effort to think about cancer recently.  Not that I’m complaining, who the heck wants to think about cancer all the time?  Who knew it could be so easy?  I love being … Continue reading

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Two Weeks In

“We’re ya been, Scorchy?” I saw that subject line in my Inbox and realized that I have not been writing.  And there’s a reason:  I’M WORKING AGAIN! I’M WORKING AGAIN!  Ah, what a wonderful thing.  This tumor flare/spondylosis crisis that … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Unnatural State

Over the last week or so I’ve been struggling with something stuck in my craw.  I’m not sure what it is, although I’ve been trying desperately to find out.   The thoughts go something like this: Yeah, I know.  All over … Continue reading

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Six Months

Today is the six month mark.  I guess some would term it a “cancerversary,” but I wouldn’t call it that.  First, because I hate the term “cancerversary.”   And, second, I haven’t bought any commemorative jewelry for the occasion.   (Note: … Continue reading

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The Meltdown

Change is never easy, but as a change agent in my professional life I’ve always been willing to suck it up.  I don’t always like it, but I can usually find a opening that appeals to me and warms me … Continue reading

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