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merry christmas eve from survivorland

Cancer free. Still. Seven and a half years. Trust me I count my blessings. I am one of the lucky ones. I have friends who live with MBC, otherwise known as Metastatic Breast Cancer. These women are my heroes, my … Continue reading

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never go to the oncologist on friday the 13th

(The beautiful Christmas tree is one of the ones at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia.) New Rule: Never go to the oncologist on Friday the 13th of anything ever again. No, breast cancer has not returned to pollute my body … Continue reading

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my awesome friends

So now I know I was on the right track with my earlier post which has incidentally proven to be shall we say  slightly locally controversial…I have yet to understand why my opinions can be like lightning rods.  I am … Continue reading

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even the grinch would find this driveltastically rude…..

A post that has nothing to do with breast cancer. It’s just when I find something that is on a “news” site the day after Christmas that I can’t decide if the author was raised in a barn or is just … Continue reading

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ghosts of christmas past….

Today a year ago, my sister became a widow, when my awesome brother-in-law died after a  3 week bout with peritoneal mesothelioma.  Needless to say I was thinking about him today. My brother-in-law was  loving and kind.  He had an … Continue reading

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the cookie chronicles

Did I mention I like to bake? So I told you guys about this awesome baking blog I discovered called “Baking Bites”, right?  Well between that and Betty Crocker and AllRecipes.com , I found my cookie inspiration and truly regained my baking … Continue reading

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five things

No, not a magnum opus, just a small post that was sparked by a woman I know who is going through the breast cancer dance herself in 2011. Her name is Gwen, and she is an amazing woman and a … Continue reading

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visiting with a neighbor

Today I saw a neighbor I had not seen in close to a year.  He is part of the fabric of my neighborhood.  He is older and had a fall which really incapcitated him, and has also had prostate cancer. … Continue reading

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post breast cancer: keeping the faith and being yourself

One of the things about breast cancer, is it changes who you are irrevocably in a sense, but on the same hand it shouldn’t change who you are.  That sounds like a circle, but women who have had breast cancer … Continue reading

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celebrating life

2011 continues to do the December count down, and with all its craziness, there have been many happy events.  This weekend was no exception. Yesterday evening one of my Karens got married in Mt. Joy, PA.  Surrounded by friends, in … Continue reading

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