‘Y’oung survivors
Apr28

‘Y’oung survivors

Julie, riding the bull at one of our conferences. If you know me or have read my blog for any length of time, you know I’m part of an amazing community of young survivors of breast cancer. I found these ladies when I was desperately searching for more information about breast cancer just a few short weeks after being diagnosed in 2006. With my first lumpectomy failing, I finally stopped for a moment to ask, “am I doing the...

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‘H’ealthy

At a breast cancer survivor’s annual conference, there is a workshop that is usually held which contains the phrase “the new normal.” I’ve always hated the concept. In essence, the new normal is finding what is now going to be normal for you post-cancer and you are guaranteed is nothing like who you were before cancer. In other words, you will never get your old self back; get over it. Of course, the truth is...

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C is for things better than cancer
Apr04

C is for things better than cancer

You wish you could be this awesome. There are so many better c-words in English than cancer. (Stop snickering.) Cupcakes, Christmas, crafts, cruise, Cancun, create, couch, corn dogs and cocktail to name a few. Hell, I’ll take Cesearean and carbuncle over cancer any day. Give me a cohort, coefficient or a colorectal exam. I might even take cholera. Keep cancer. I have (and had) no plans to write about cancer today –...

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‘B’abies
Apr02

‘B’abies

I know this probably doesn’t look like an evil place to you, but the infusion center feltlike it was the end of the road for mybaby dreams. Blogger’s Note: I am participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had come across this challenge. Actually, I’ve since remembered that I didn’t just stumble on it – my co-worker, Diane, told me about it several...

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‘A’ year to forget?
Apr01

‘A’ year to forget?

Photo by William Warby. I recently read a blogging challenge to blog “A to Z” through the month of April. A few days later, an old friend and blog follower contacted me by email to make sure I was still alive. It was kind of rotten of me to announce my cancer recurrence and surgery, then fall off the face of the earth! So, with those two moments aligning, I’ve decided to take the challenge. I’m a writer and I...

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Cancer Wordle
Aug26

Cancer Wordle

I made this out of words from this blog.

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