Tag Archives: breast cancer survivor

#bullsh😡t , penn medicine

Let's recap: I have had three surgeries (breast cancer, full hysterectomy, knee surgery) and quite a few procedures over the past six years. I have also had radiation, a colonoscopy, an endoscopy, the flu, a sprained ankle, and so on … Continue reading

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six years.

Six years. I feel like I have lived an entire other life since the cancer was cut out…six years ago today. I have avoided writing this post all day.  And now as I sit in the quiet of the place … Continue reading

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milestone: five years is coming soon

Well in a few short weeks another high school reunion will be here. So much has happened in five years, so much. But what another Shipley reunion also means is I am creeping up on the five year anniversary of … Continue reading

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survivor shaming

  I just approved a comment written by a woman who claims to be a breast cancer survivor. Apparently she took issue with one of the posts I wrote about what I feel are scammy and not helpful breast cancer “charities”. … Continue reading

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bedside manner, aetna?

It has been a few days now since I wrote the post “my state of denial” . The response to that post has been astounding. I truly had no idea how much SO MANY OTHER WOMEN have gone through regarding … Continue reading

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spay day is coming

(painting by Philadelphia artist Geri Mack and use of image is courtesy of the artist. ) Yes I know I am being flippant about my upcoming surgery, but face it they are indeed spaying me. When I last wrote on … Continue reading

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fears and ridiculousness

My last post was actually an essay by my friend Gwen Moran who is a writer and a damn fine one. In it she delves into some pretty personal feelings on her life after breast cancer. How she feels, and … Continue reading

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