Tag Archives: breast cancer survivor

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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random acts of connection

I have spoken about the odd phenomenon of how breast cancer survivors seems to sense other survivors. In a room, a store, library, on the street…wherever. Sometimes we recognize each other as currently going through treatment. Other times it is … Continue reading

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guilty until proven innocent: the joys of dealing with hospital billing clerks

I have not been pissed off like this in a while.  But boy am I angry right now.  Yesterday I received a bill from my oncology office for my December visit.  Only one problem, I paid on the date of … Continue reading

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letting go

Since my diagnosis for breast cancer, and subsequent surgery and treatment, I have learned how to an extent your life becomes an exercise in letting go. That dawned on me the other day. Part of it comes with the acceptance that … Continue reading

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