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The other day I read a piece by fellow blogger, Lori Marx-Rubiner called, “When a Patient Chooses a Different Path.” It’s an excellent piece of writing and I recommend that you read it if you haven’t. By the way, Lori also happens to be the new president of METAvivor Research and Support, an organization I whole-heartedly support. Yay, Lori! And Congrats too!

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Back in 2004 when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer, the very first online resource I turned to was Breastcancer.org. I don’t remember how I ended up there or exactly why; I only know that I did. I still have articles I printed off from the site during that tumultuous time. 

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At the beginning of summer, my dad announced he intended to be done with the flower garden space in his backyard. It has become too much work for him to take care of and he decided to hire someone to come and ‘undo the garden.’

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Recently I went to see the new (well, not so new anymore) movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.” Generally, I drag dear hubby along to movies I really want to see and I really wanted to see this one. Luckily, he likes just about any kind of movie and doesn’t seem to mind even when I want to see a cancer movie. Due to busy summer schedules, it didn’t work for both of us to go this time, so I decided to just go by myself.

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I am pleased to be continuing my partnership with CureDiva. There are lots of reasons why this is true, but I thought I’d share the main reasons here with you today AND announce some exciting news. Well, it’s exciting to me anyway!

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I’ve written about my mother many times here on my blog. I even wrote a whole post about my dad once. But I have yet to write about my other mother – my mother-in-law. Her name is Margaret.

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Despite the frustration it causes, I’ve heard it said that the ongoing mammogram debate is actually a good thing. Debate and discussion facilitate more debate and discussion. More debate and discussion eventually facilitate (hopefully) change and improvement. Without debate, change and improvement happen even more slowly, if at all.

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What makes a friend a friend? Can you really be friends with someone you’ve never met? Exactly what makes someone qualify as your friend probably differs a little bit for each of us as we all have our own what makes a friend “requirements,” but as for the second question, there’s no doubt in my mind that the answer is an emphatic yes!

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