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Have you ever taken time to count up the scars on your body?

I don’t have that many really. I have one by my right eye from when I ran into the stairs when I was a kid and gashed my face nearly taking out my eye. I’ve always been a bit of a clutz. I have one or two chicken pox scars. I have one from a tiff one of my older sisters and I got into once.

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Words matter. They just do. I know I’ve said this in blog posts time and time again. I’ll probably say it many more times. Because it’s true. And words on a billboard matter too.

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Recently on a pleasant Saturday outing, dear hubby and I were driving along and talking sort of mindlessly, probably about our tax return, since we were on our way to do tax stuff, when out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of a certain billboard along the highway we were on. I did a double take and immediately started stewing.

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A big, big thank you to all who participated in my book giveaway! Also, I appreciate all the support so many of you have shown by sharing about my book, Getting Past the Fear:  A Guide to Help You Mentally Prepare for Chemotherapy. Thank you to you as well.

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Sometimes I worry a bit about being too self-promotional with a blog post, but then I remind myself, hey, this is my blog after all. So promoting my own book here from time to time is totally okay and almost required, right? So…

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It’s time to share about part two of the new eGuide series, Breast Cancer Survivor Secrets, recently put together by my friend, Gai Comans. As I mentioned in my post about part one, Gai was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38 and now dedicates much of her life’s work to reaching out to help others who are also facing this wretched disease.

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I’ve written about hair many times. Hair posts seem to strike a chord. If you’re a woman, hair is always on your mind. Well, maybe not always; but hair is on your mind at least once or twice a day, probably many more times if you’re honest. Maybe this is true for men, too, but it’s not quite the same deal.

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Recently I was contacted by a young woman, a doctoral candidate in health communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She asked me to assist her in finding participants for her research project which is focusing on breast cancer survivorship and sexual health.

How could I say no?

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