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five years 

 Five years ago right now I was a haze of leftover anesthesia and pain meds. Today is June 1st and five years ago now I had a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy. Next week I start my five year tests. Mammogram, … Continue reading

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a little sad

I have been chewing on this a few days, a woman who was a new friend that I had met not long ago by accident died of stage 4 breast cancer recently.  She was diagnosed with stage 4 and found it … Continue reading

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circle of cancer

  The funny thing about living with breast cancer no matter what stage you are in the disease is the circlular aspect of it. As in it circles back to you. It’s like a not so secret society devoid of a … Continue reading

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not so subliminal message to ignore breast cancer?

   All our lives since we developed breasts, we are told to self check, have mammograms and above all else swiftly deal with breast cancer. But of course, along comes a study basically telling us in my opinion to play … Continue reading

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fight smart

 Okay I’m going to say something here which will undoubtedly ruffle feathers.  It has to do with tamoxifen and other breast cancer drugs, oncotype scores, and taking yourself off your meds….without discussing it with your care team. Do I … Continue reading

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moving forward….forging ahead….

  Yes, I turned these white pumpkins pink. No, I didn’t paint them, just messed with filters in my photo editing program. So my time as a push me pull you of breast cancer , health insurance, and medicine seems … Continue reading

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along came a message on a rainy day

Along came a message to this blog that I opened this morning. The message said: Hi! I was just diagnosed a couple weeks ago (am age 34), and have found your blog super helpful (especially the post on how to … Continue reading

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