Tag Archives: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

and the beat goes on

It’s 2020. It’s one month tomorrow since I had knee surgery on my left knee. The healing is happening but it feels slow. Part of the problem is my left side is where sentinel node was removed when I had … Continue reading

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the waiting is the hardest part

Here I sit waiting for my oncologist. Six years have passed and the waiting is still the hardest part. This is the first post I have ever done from the oncologist’s office. I hear the footsteps to and fro outside … 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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pink is for roses.

Pinkification pukification here we come. Yes tomorrow marks the onslaught of putrid pink things because you know breast cancer is so pink and frothy and light, right? Like fuzzy bunnies, Barbie, and cotton candy,right? I hate #pinktober. The world gets … Continue reading

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how to tell people you have breast cancer

I am asked fairly often how I told people I had breast cancer. The simple answer is I just told people. I just had the inquiry come to me from a breast cancer charity I really respect, Living Beyond Breast … Continue reading

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in tears at the goodness of inspirational women

Yes, as I write, I am indeed in tears.  I am fine, don’t worry, I just have been touched by the amazing women being honored by Living Beyond Breast Cancer. It is women like this who inspire me, and women like … Continue reading

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something fabulous: being part new breast cancer survivor book

A long while ago my friend (and amazing writer) Nicki Boscia Durlester told me she was writing another book.  Only this one would be different.  It would not just be her journey through breast cancer, it would be the stories of … Continue reading

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playing doctor with tamoxifen

April 28th marks two years since my diagnosis. June 1st marks my second cancerversary of my surgery and subsequent treatment.  This upcoming  October 28th marks two years on Tamoxifen. Let me be honest about Tamoxifen once again.  I don’t like it.   I … Continue reading

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and now a word from our suddenly pink sponsors

Ah yes October 1. The beginning of breast cancer awareness month, the month where all survivors and people going through treatment are hit with a visual and verbal reminder every minute of every day about cancer. I understand that the … Continue reading

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once you have faced a diagnosis….you know …..

I am part of this page on Facebook called Philly Social Media Moms (as a SMIT, or Stepmother in Training, I was allowed in!)  Anyway, this post last night jumped off at me.  It said: Hello ladies! One of my … Continue reading

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