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standard of care.

This is a more generalized healthcare post, as opposed to being specifically about breast cancer. Now is the time of year that I have my seemingly endless rounds of doctor’s appointments. This week alone will be hundreds of dollars in … Continue reading

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11 years plus a day

Yesterday I kept waiting for someone to remember. Actually no one did. But like most survivors of breast cancer, I remembered. Yesterday was 11 years. 11 years ago today I was recovering from a successful surgery. In honor of my … Continue reading

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almost 11 years

In a couple of days it is quite remarkably, 11 years since my breast cancer surgery. The date was June 1, 2011. So much has changed in my world since then, and cancer aside, all for the better. as I … 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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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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#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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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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ten years of clear mammograms

So it’s official. 10 complete years of clear mammograms. I can’t even begin to explain the relief I feel. I mean I know I reached my 10 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t had the mammogram … Continue reading

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it’s about the 10 years

June 1 I hit a milestone I wasn’t sure I was going to reach when this journey started. Even if I never admitted that out loud back then, there were moments I wondered with some “what ifs”. I don’t think … Continue reading

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