rainy tuesday…

…and of course my car has to go into the mechanic.  I woke up last night and the old boob was throbbing – I had rolled over on my left side so note to self: left breast is still on vacation, handle with care. The pain was pretty bad from doing that. (Must not squish)

My article has been picked up by another local paper – The Delco Times.  Thanks Delco Times!   My article originated in a paper owned by the same parent company – the Flair Section of the Main Line Times

In addition a very cool PhD named Victoria Tillotson who is also an awesome jewelry designer  and is working on a website and book and more to help women with aesthetic issues during cancer treatment  picked up my article and well…re-tweeted it to a gijillion people. (You can follow this part of her business on twitter at @SurvivBeautiful  and the jewelry and other stuff @chicmetal)

This makes me feel good, really good about my writing. It also validates my choice to write about my breast cancer.  Talking about it does help one cope.  So you newly diagnosed?  I am not saying you have to blog about it, but do talk about it.  It helps keep the room from spinning.  There are a lot of us out there — we get it.

In other new, got into a slight tangle with a friend today because I asked a question about a photographer they had used.  I thought it was a fair question because I do like it when I get paid for my photos and I had taken a lot for them as a swap for exposure. 

 Unfortunately it set off a bit of a “thing”.  So dear friend (and I know you read my blog), sometimes a question is just a question and a girl has to pay her breast cancer related expenses. And I have expenses to meet.  That is all it’s about.  No dig at you.  Just a question because much like you did a while ago, I am transitioning more and more from the “donate services” column into the “get paid” column.

That’s all for me.  Starting the day tired again, but I know that will get better….


About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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2 Responses to rainy tuesday…

  1. Marjie says:

    Hi! I came across your blog and have been reading it! I , too, am fighting breast cancer and also started a blog. I’d love for you to check it out. I’m sure we have some things in common! Best wishes to you! http://marjiepinkandpearls.blogspot.com/

    • Hi Marjie,
      Thanks for writing. How did you find my blog?

      Yes we have breast cancer in common and we are damn lucky to have supportive men in our lives in common – which is not the norm for every woman. I have discovered on my journey (which like yours is ongoing once you have the disease, you are on a journey indeed LOL) many women go through this utterly alone.

      Another thing I noticed, because you are young, you are part of the media trend that seems to put all the younger and oldest breast cancer gals out there and none of use in the middle. You are 26 and I am 47, and you also know that while we may feel similar things, age and experience also means we feel different things. I feel like my age group is left out of a lot of discussions now because we are neither young nor old, we’re in the middle.

      I am so happy for you and your wedding and that you are doing well . Today is a tired day for me, so I am not being deliberately cranky, just contemplative.

      I noticed your story was picked up by lifetime http://www.mylifetime.com/my-lifetime-commitment/breast-cancer/a-26-year-old-brides-mission-to-overcome-breast-cancer

      I hope you will check in from time to time from Happy Valley – it sounds like that is where you are in PA :<}

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