Breast Cancer Recurrence, Let's Talk About It

Breast Cancer Recurrence, Let’s Talk About It

When Olivia Newton-John recently announced to the world her cancer had metastasized, the spotlight, temporarily anyway, turned to metastatic disease. This is a good thing and at the same time, maybe a not-so-good thing. It’s always good to bring attention to reality, the reality that even when diagnosed at an early stage, breast cancer can […]

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Father's Day without your father

Father’s Day Without Your Father

This will be my first Father’s Day without a father. As I sat down to write this post, I really had no idea what I was going to say, much less how to say it. I felt at a loss for words. What was I supposed to write about as this day, my first Father’s […]

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Cancer Sucks. Period.

Cancer Sucks. Period.

As I have mentioned many times, the great life lessons a person is supposed to garner following a cancer diagnosis escape me. I have had no epiphany. Cancer is transforming alright, but not in a good way, at least not for me. I have not magically morphed into some new and improved version of my […]

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How do you feel about the survivor label?

Does National Cancer Survivors Day® Sound Too Celebratory?

Sunday, June 4th, is National Cancer Survivors Day®. This year marks the event’s 30th anniversary. I’ve never been a fan of this particular designated day. You can read why here and here. In a nutshell, it sounds too celebratory to my liking, and also because it excludes those with metastatic disease. I know some (maybe […]

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Facing My Bilateral & I Am Afraid

Facing My Bilateral Mastectomy & I Am Afraid

Seven years ago I spent Memorial Day weekend preparing for my bilateral mastectomy even though, of course, I had no idea how to do that. Who would? One thing I vividly recall about that weekend was going to the movie, Robin Hood, the one with Russell Crowe, and the whole time I sat there, I […]

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