Author Archives: carla

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.

sometimes the #pinkprofiteers make you shake your head and wonder

As seen in Hope’s Cookies this week. Pray tell, how do their cookies raise awareness exactly? Here’s what some people said to a friend of mine who was equally irritated by blatant #pinkprofiteering: One for each? ‘Cause nothing says breast … Continue reading

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keep calm….and ignore pinktober (pass it on)

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dear penn medicine, enough already asking for money in 2017

This is what makes me dislike non-profits. There is only so much giving one can do in a calendar year, and well Penn Medicine? I give enough right now. I was so excited to have FINALLY paid off my oncology/radiation … Continue reading

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bumps in the road

Life likes to throw us curve balls. It’s fate’s way of making sure we are paying attention. I am a cancer survivor. Which means sometimes things cancer make me feel emotions in technicolor. Recently, one of my childhood friends lost … Continue reading

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#bullsh😡t , penn medicine

Let's recap: I have had three surgeries (breast cancer, full hysterectomy, knee surgery) and quite a few procedures over the past six years. I have also had radiation, a colonoscopy, an endoscopy, the flu, a sprained ankle, and so on … Continue reading

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cancer spam

I get dozens of spam comments a week.  I find cancer-related spam especially egregious. Today we have these people.  An organization no one has ever heard of, trying to use this blog to advertise their wares. Here’s the 411: if … Continue reading

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last radiation bill

All I have done for the last 6 years is pay off my breast cancer treatment bills from 2011. Every month, without fail. I did my radiation at Lankenau Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, PA.  I did my radiation there because … Continue reading

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