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Will you feel better after stopping your aromatase inhibitor medication & if so, when? (plus 5 updates)

Will you feel better after stopping your aromatase inhibitor medication and if so, when? I mean, is that a loaded question or what? Please remember this blog is never a place to get medical advice. That’s what your care team is for. It is a place to learn, discuss and share experiences and information. You …

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How to maintain your dignity when you’re a cancer patient – 6 tips

Dignity matters. A lot. How do you maintain your dignity when you’re a cancer patient (or any kind of patient) and feeling pretty darn vulnerable? Note: This post is also available as an audio via the Library. Let’s talk about it. Ensuring a patient’s dignity should always be a top priority for care providers, maybe …

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Reentry, Back to Normal, New Normal – Yet Another Cancer/Pandemic Parallel

Reentry, back to normal, new normal. Where have we heard this sort of terminology before? All this “back to normal, new normal” talk is yet another parallel many of us have noted between the pandemic and cancer worlds. There have been a lot of parallels. I mean, a lot! This does not mean the experiences …

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“Lost and Found” by Kristie Konsoer, A #MetsMonday Featured Post

It’s my pleasure to share the next #MetsMonday Featured Post. This one comes from Kristie Konsoer, a fellow blogger, educator and Wisconsinite. Kristie was diagnosed with de novo metastatic breast cancer in 2012. She writes a wonderful blog titled, Finding A Way. Be sure to leave her a comment or ask her a question at …

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Another year post-cancer diagnosis—still NED, still grateful, still pissed off!

That pretty much sums up where I’m still at 11 years out. Yep. 11 years out. That’s me. Every spring about this time, I find myself in a reflective sort of mood about this entire cancer shit show, which is what it is. A journey it is not.

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