Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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Mother’s Day comes to November

Cancer normally rules my posts, but not today.  Today, I will not talk about how life has changed because of it.  I will not talk about seeing life through cancer’s glasses as if life before cancer (BC) didn’t matter as … Continue reading

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80 Years

I’ve been to a lot of funerals in my time.  More than I like to remember, but the one constant I take away is how nice it is seeing familiar faces again.  Faces of long distance relatives and friends I … Continue reading

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The Most Personal of the Impersonal

Exam rooms are almost always a dreary shade of white or pale green. Sometimes, a diploma hangs on a wall, but not often. Usually placed here and there, cardboard displays advertise how you too can be wrinkle free in only a … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Outed

Thinking about cancer takes up a lot of my time.  So does talking about it.  I love to talk about it.  Probably, because it is on my mind so much.  Regular stuff that makes up a normal day doesn’t stand … Continue reading

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