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Acne

There are perks to getting older.  You can do whatever you want: dress the way you want, stay up as late as you want, be whatever you want, or dip a wet spoon into the sugar bowl without your mother … 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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The Construction Crane

With a Nor’easter brewing off the Atlantic coast this morning, I headed off to my second PET/CT scan in as many months.  I was supposed to do this last week, but Hurricane Sandy made landfall and a 90 mph wind … Continue reading

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Acceptance and Fear

When I was a little girl I had Barbies–in the 1960s, who didn’t?  I played with them all the time, but what I loved most was the case.  It was a big Barbie/Francie case that had plenty of room for … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in NYC

Twitter is an odd universe.  Every time I tweet and call some politician a tool I know that the National Archives has a record of it.  Which is why I don’t use my real name on the interwebs (well, most … Continue reading

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New Use for a Swiffer

Before my diagnosis this summer, I honestly could not have told you that October was Breast Cancer Awareness month.  With all of the millions Komen and others sank into this effort I didn’t know and honestly didn’t give a damn.  … Continue reading

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Tamoxifen is a Fickle Bitch

Do you ever get annoyed when things go right?  I do.  That is to say that you get into a certain groove and begin to construct your mental and physical mindset accordingly.  And then–BAM!–out of the blue things go right!  … 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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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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