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oh shut up, the cranky me chronicles

 I belong to one breast cancer group. Sometimes I can’t visit it online because there are posts that upset me. These are the posts of the people who just arbitrarily without a doctor’s approval or disapproval. Then there are the … Continue reading

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oh joy. (not)

Warning: I am going to whine and piss and moan and complain. If you can’t handle that, stop reading NOW. I am on a brief I-hate-Tamoxifen pity party of one. No, I am not going to stop taking it, I … Continue reading

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some days are better than others

Heavy sigh. Not having a good Monday.  Yes I have made all my appointments. But here I am in yet another week starting out feeling blue and useless and tired and constantly on the verge of tears. Sleep is also … 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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just thinking….about everything

My brain woke up a little bit busy, so here I am again….writing. I am three years breast cancer free as of June 1st. I am on Tamoxifen three years as of October. Because I had the full hysterectomy in … Continue reading

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betwixt and between 2014

Today was my next 6 month check up with my oncologist. I am fine, no recurrence thank God, but I am at a breast cancer treatment crossroads again. I had a full hysterectomy in March. That combined with my third … Continue reading

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the secret fear and loathing of women

This morning I am going to touch a dark and serious topic. Something a lot of women, breast cancer or not, struggle with at some point in their lives or several points in their lives ….if they are honest. Self-body … 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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