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Feelin’ It

Balls, man.  I’m feeling it. I don’t know when I’ve ever been this tired.  Maybe it’s the Tamoxifen (or “neat mix of” if you’re into anagrams).  Maybe it’s the Death Star.  I dunno what it is.  But I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Sap

I believe in climate change.  No, wait.  Let me rephrase that: I know that climate change is real.  (If you don’t, you probably don’t have the temerity to read my blog posts in the first place.)  Climate change is important … Continue reading

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Upgrades

In all the business and personal flying jaunts I’ve been on, I’ve never received an upgrade to first class passenger status.  I have, however, been upgraded to more leg room status once.  It was pretty nice.  And I was close … Continue reading

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Lull

It’s been less than 30 days filled with diagnoses, tests, meetings, research, blogging, and the beginning of treatment. Things moved pretty quickly, all things considered.  I’ve read countless blog entries, written more, researched until my eyes bled, and managed to … Continue reading

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Pills

I used to tease my step-dad about his pill organizers.  He had all kinds: a small and a jumbo 7-day model, the weekly dose removable pill organizer, the weekly two-a-day sorter, and even a four-a-day model; models that locked, some … Continue reading

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Ten Things to Do with a Bottle of Tamoxifen

There is nothing more real than that moment you face medication for cancer treatment.  Diagnoses are one thing; when you take medication you have resigned yourself to the road of treatment that lies ahead.  Much of it cloaked in dark … Continue reading

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There, but for

How many times in our respective lives has a parent hugged their healthy child when seeing another with severe handicaps and said, “There, but for the grace of God, go I”?  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  … Continue reading

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Of Pink Ribbons and Angel Pins

Do not, under any circumstances, give me a pink ribbon.  Save your money on angel pins.  Don’t waste your money on pink lip balm.  And, for crissakes, stop feeding Komen by buying shit.  I don’t think any one needs a … Continue reading

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The Death Star

I learned that my tumor was 99% loaded with estrogen.  Nasty little bugger.  Feeding on MY hormones in order to try to kill me.  Cancer cells are stupid.  Sure, feed on my hormones.  Then I die and then there’s no … Continue reading

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