Author Archives: carla

About carla

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

thinking of you

Thinking of you. You know who you are. The surgery should be over by now. I respect your boundaries and your quiet way of being. But I am still thinking of you. I know you read my blogs, so I … Continue reading

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at the end of breast cancer awareness month, a woman continues to target breast cancer survivor (me)

Recently I wrote about the woman whom seems a little obsessed with me, and not in a healthy way. We are now at the end of #PinkTober or #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and the same woman still is a bit obsessed with me. … Continue reading

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#ThinkBeforeYouPink

Ten years later, I still #hate #pinktober because there is nothing pink or fluffy about breast cancer. And I don’t like all of the companies which profit from this month because very little of their pink profits goes to charity. … Continue reading

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#tbt and thoughts seeing an old photo from my breast cancer journey

Dear Readers: the backstory is that photo was posted on Facebook yesterday like an FBI Wanted Poster in the post office. If you have followed this blog, you know I haven’t even here posted tons of photos of myself. I … Continue reading

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milestones: the last dose of tamoxifen

It was just a little note in my calendar. But it’s a very big event. The note says “stop taking Tamoxifen after today.” Ten years ago I started taking Tamoxifen. Prior to this, I took very little medicine. Mostly allergy … Continue reading

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tales of the breast cancer mean girl and other encounters

I have been sitting on this a couple of days and I still feel the same, so it’s time to talk about a breast cancer mean girl. I must preface this tale with what led up to it. I used … Continue reading

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meeting new survivors

Today it was time to visit the pleasant vampires and have blood work done. The results actually came back but because I don’t know what I’m looking at so I am waiting until somebody calls me because I me and … Continue reading

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ten years of clear mammograms

So it’s official. 10 complete years of clear mammograms. I can’t even begin to explain the relief I feel. I mean I know I reached my 10 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t had the mammogram … Continue reading

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it’s about the 10 years

June 1 I hit a milestone I wasn’t sure I was going to reach when this journey started. Even if I never admitted that out loud back then, there were moments I wondered with some “what ifs”. I don’t think … Continue reading

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ten years.

Ten years ago right now I was being prepped for surgery. I woke up that morning not sure truly about how I felt. If I’m honest with myself, brutally honest ten years later, part of me was terrified. But the … Continue reading

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