Author Archives: carla

About carla

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

#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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if goop = gwyneth paltrow does goop = b.s. ?

goop ÉĄo͞op/ noun NORTH AMERICAN informal sloppy or sticky semifluid matter, typically something unpleasant. mawkish sentiment.   Gwyneth Paltrow.  Actress and self imagined health and lifestyle guru.  Have never been a fan as she just gives off the vibes in every … Continue reading

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the waiting is the hardest part

Here I sit waiting for my oncologist. Six years have passed and the waiting is still the hardest part. This is the first post I have ever done from the oncologist’s office. I hear the footsteps to and fro outside … Continue reading

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a very pink victory: say buh byes to “breast cancer survivors foundation”

This is a really big deal.  There are far too many scam charities out there in this world. This video and a link to the official press release came with a note from an Assistant New York Attorney General: I … Continue reading

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six years.

Six years. I feel like I have lived an entire other life since the cancer was cut out…six years ago today. I have avoided writing this post all day.  And now as I sit in the quiet of the place … Continue reading

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