Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn't Make Me a Better Person

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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How Do You Feel About Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 2015?

As I mentioned in my previous post, it seems as if I’ve seen less pink craziness this year. Or else I’ve merely noticed less of it. Or I’ve tuned it out more. Regardless, another Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost behind us. Whew! As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t really matter, because as we all know, the advocacy work continues all year long. But still, I must admit, I’m rather pleased to say goodbye to another BCAM too. I thought it might be fun to find out how readers were feeling about BCAM this year, so I posed the question to my newsletter subscribers. (more…)

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It’s Back… (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

It’s that time of year again (Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in case there’s one chance in a gazillion you do not know) and I am wondering exactly how you are feeling about it this year. Do you plan to get extra ‘loud’? Do you plan to hide? Do you plan to deck yourself out in pink? Do you plan to shun anything and everything pink for the entire month? Do you plan to take things day by day, or even hour by hour? (more…)

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Saying Goodbye to a Dear Old Dog

When the life of a dear pet nears its end, you often hear it said that you will know when it’s time. You will know when it’s time to do the right thing. You will know when it’s time to let them go. You will know when it’s time to euthanize. I’m not so sure this is always true. Sometimes it’s a tough call. Sometimes you have to make the tough decision even when you don’t know for sure if, in fact, it’s time. Sometimes you just have to do the best you can. Sometimes there aren’t clear-cut answers. Death doesn’t work that way. (more…)

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