Author Archives: carla

About carla

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

pay it forward

Let us begin with the never ending adventure of becoming middle-aged. Yours truly has popped the meniscus in her left knee. But last night I braced up my leg iced it all day and hobbled on a cane to my … Continue reading

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no, wouldn’t wish breast cancer on anyone

  This is probably going to be a strange and meandering post.  First of all, please, please, please do NOT send me any breast cancer awareness month anything. I think Pinktober is bullsheit and I keep saying it…and yet…I get … Continue reading

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can you make an actual difference this #pinktober ?

Philadelphia Inquirer: Homeless and cancer-ridden, woman fights to stay alive in Chester County by Alfred Lubrano, Updated: October 7, 2019 The breast cancer has spread, colonizing Maureen Wall’s body with soulless precision. It’s bred havoc and poverty in the lives of … Continue reading

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the “pinktober” lament: breast cancer isn’t pink and fluffy

#PinkPower ? #PinkTober ? #IfightTODAY ? Damn. It’s October 1st. Freaking #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth is here again in all it’s glorious hues of Pepto Bismol pinkness. I hate it. I hate the month of October now. Every time you turn on the … Continue reading

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the club no woman wishes on anyone.

Breast Cancer is a club you wish on no woman.  Just heard of someone else who said they have received such a diagnosis. Every time I hear of someone else having it I am instantly transported back 8 years. Every. … Continue reading

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but for the grace of god go any of us

This is a community member. This could be anyone, and it’s legitimate. This is NOT someone who is faking anything and with all she has faced so bravely I don’t know how she does it. She’s a real woman and … Continue reading

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damn it all….lymphedema and life

Damn it all. I think I am getting to that age where stuff just happens…to you…to me…to everyone around us. I had been feeling a little sad sack about myself because well….I am back to physical therapy. My balance is … Continue reading

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