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Do You Sometimes Feel Defeminized By Cancer?

Does this sound like a loaded question or what? I think it’s a very interesting one, and it’s one I have been thinking about for a long time. Cancer changes things. It just does. One day I was trying to make a list of areas of my life that have not been impacted by cancer, and I couldn’t come up with much to put on my list. So again, cancer changes things. Does it change everything? Well, maybe not everything, but it comes pretty darn close, or at least it feels like it on some days, right? (more…)

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I Need Your Help!

Writing a book is hard work. I’m finding out that marketing a book is even harder in some ways, especially for an introvert like me. I pretty much suck at it. I am not comfortable asking relatives, friends, readers, my medical team and whomever I meet on the street to buy my memoir. I am not comfortable self-promoting. I do not like public speaking. I do not like asking others even you, my dear readers, to help me with this marketing side of stuff. I also know I need help. So I’m asking for yours now. I don’t know about you, but I always hate it when I don’t know what someone really wants me to do when she asks for help, so I’m going to get specific.  (more…)

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Ten Goals for My Memoir

In this post, I want to share the goals I have for my memoir, Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person: A memoir about cancer as I know it. I don’t have a ton of goals, but I have some. One goal I do not have is to be on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Whew, that takes a lot of pressure off. Just kidding. But seriously, I do have some goals that are important to me and I hope they are important to some of you, my dear readers, as well. (more…)

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Exposing Metastatic Breast Cancer & Advocating for Change

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a bunch of goals for my memoir. One of my primary goals is to further expose metastatic breast cancer for what it is – horrible, deadly, under-discussed and massively under-funded. I chose to candidly share about my family’s experience with metastatic breast cancer in my memoir, Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person:  A memoir about cancer as I know it, because too often metastatic disease is not talked about at all, and there is not nearly enough money dedicated to research specific to metastatic disease.  (more…)

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