Yearly Archives: 2010

New Year, Clear Hope

The other night about 2am, my hour for scary thoughts, I was attempting to think of my hopes for 2011;  achievements, accomplishments, fun.  I tried looking ahead, but as fog rolling in obscuring a landscape, I could no longer see the year … Continue reading

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My New Alliance

I’ve been reading a lot lately on the power of social media.  A phenomenon I find fascinating.  Facebook, Twitter and countless other applications that seem to pop up daily didn’t exist in any form when I was growing up or … Continue reading

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The Long, Long Search

Turns out, choosing a bilateral mastectomy was far from the only choice I’d have to make along cancer’s journey.  I was forced to think about many things never given any consideration before, and not just big decisions, such as mastectomy … Continue reading

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When Breast Cancer and Motherhood Collide

I’ve been a bad mommy, a mean, inconsiderate mommy.  It’s true.  I’ve spent the last 18 months fixated on myself while completely ignoring my children.  At times I’d be in the same room with them, and have no idea what … Continue reading

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When Comfort gets Lost

Tonight, my son lost his Snowy.  What’s a Snowy?   A small stuffed polar bear my brother-in-law gave him when he was about a year old, but it’s really so much more.  In the nearly 3.5 half years since, there’s … Continue reading

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Soapbox Revisited

The above video shows how easy and how important it is to become a member of the Love/Avon Army of Women and now is a perfect time to join.  A fascinating new study has just been announced.  Researchers are looking … Continue reading

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A Question of Nipples

“When do you want to do nipples?” The words hang in the air of my plastic surgeon’s office.  Echoing endlessly in my ears because no matter how much I think about it, no matter how ready I claim to be about … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Early Thanksgiving morning I read on Twitter that a young woman had died leaving her husband and two small children.  I didn’t know anything about her, but I was curious and followed the link.  Not the cheeriest way to start … Continue reading

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Before, Now, and Forever After

Million in the Mirror PSA The more I think about breast cancer, the more it pisses me off.  It’s so sneaky.  Women live in fear of it everyday.  Family history or not; you never know when and if it might … Continue reading

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A Clear Message

I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma five days before my 45th birthday, but this wasn’t the first time cancer invaded my life.  When I was 19 my mother learned she had breast cancer.  I can’t tell you what kind … Continue reading

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