Category Archives: breast cancer

mammogram appointment needed, not spanish inquisition

As I am writing this post I’m beyond a little salty and I already called the patient experience person at Penn Medicine’s Chester County Hospital because I am pissed off enough. I’ve been having a hard time trying to get … Continue reading

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it’s about the lymphedema

Yep. Lymphedema. That’s my leg in the photo at the bottom of this post. And I tinted everything pink, I don’t actually have bad circulation 🤣 But lymphedema isn’t pretty, and tinting it pink just amused me. Probably because everyone … Continue reading

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christmas thoughts: year ten draws to a close

Ten long but pretty darn good post breast cancer years is drawing to a close. It somehow seems inconceivable for 10 years have gone by so quickly, and then I have been so lucky. And I have been. Friday was … Continue reading

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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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