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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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“April…In Pieces: Seven Sisters Writing on Covid and Cancer” – a review & giveaway!

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? It is indeed. I have great admiration for those who write poetry. Putting ideas, feelings, stories, experiences or whatever into words for an essay or blog post is one thing. Doing the same in a far more succinct way via poetry, is quite another.

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