Category Archives: breast cancer

mohs day

Today is Mohs surgery day. I am in the waiting room while they see if they got all the squamous cell in the first attempt. I just paid the monsterous co-pay.  $2500. Yes, really. It was cheaper to walk in … Continue reading

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f*ck cancer, any cancer

I started getting religion about my dermatology appointments for skin checks after I finished radiation in September, 2011. So how about the irony of a skin cancer diagnosis at the onset of Pinktober which I hate already especially because of … Continue reading

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as pinktober approaches….

Just like women used to be offended or even upset by sexist advertising campaigns of the past, I have grown to loathe the big pharmaceutical companies’ cancer drug commercials. I am also on overload on hospital and cancer treatment center … Continue reading

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survivors have a responsibility to pay it forward

I am 7 years and 1 month breast cancer free. I would not have gotten here without the occasional support of other survivors before me.This is, after all, a journey like no other. And not a journey I would wish … Continue reading

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the waiting is the hardest part

June 1st was 7 years. Today was the official all clear. Lucky seven. The waiting is always the hardest part. I am still one of the lucky ones. That is hard some days to wrap one’s head around.

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seven years

Today is exactly 7 years to the day that I am officially breast cancer free. It has been a crazy seven years. And I will say it again, that everything since breast cancer has been an amazing journey. Life is … Continue reading

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so here we are

It’s the end of March. It has been a long and snowy winter. And with spring having just arrived, it’s time to start the next round of breast cancer related appointments.  That is how I begin the season of renewal … Continue reading

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