Author Archives: carla

About carla

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

anniversaries and the way things happen

Tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of my diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer. Knock on wood I’m still cancer free. And I’ve said it before, but a long strange trip it has indeed been.  Truly. I still remember exactly what … Continue reading

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another spin on pink sisterhood

  My anniversaries approach. My cancerversaries as it were.  I do not want to jinx myself.    I just want to meet my goal or remaining cancer free. It has been a long strange trip indeed, with a lot of … Continue reading

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bogus 2017 edition: legitimate breast cancer charities DO NOT call your cell phone

You would THINK that since I have been taking GREAT JOY to EXPOSE bogus breast cancer charities for almost SIX years now that they would know better than to call me, right? Wrong.   I am sitting at my desk … Continue reading

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teva/actavis

Apparently (I think) it’s still the Teva generic…but it flipped me out to see a new manufacturer name with zero explanation from my CVS pharmacist. I had to go seek my own explanation: Teva Completes Acquisition of Actavis Generics Teva … Continue reading

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boom! fake breast cancer charity knocked out in new york state!

  People familiar with this blog know how I feel about fake breast cancer charities.  Well thanks to the Charities Bureau through the New York State Attorney General’s office the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation has been put to sleep in New … Continue reading

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new year, new test

I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy last week. The anesthesia and procedure made me not so hot for a few days but I am glad I did it. Do not ignore doing this. It was the test I was the … Continue reading

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flowing stream of consciousness, or doing the emotional laundry

….it’s important to think about are any changes you are planning to make to your figure before then.   So what is that about?  A dress fitting.  Alteration, truthfully.  I have never been able to truly buy dresses, especially formal … Continue reading

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