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For most, if not all of us, an initial cancer diagnosis is very traumatic. I’ll never forget the moment my doctor told me that the mass in my pelvis was very suspicious for ovarian cancer.

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This morning I went out for a run and started thinking about the word “inspiration”. It’s a good word, I am always touched when someone uses it in the same sentence as my name, but I was curious, so looked up the actual definition. 439 more words

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chemo nails

My nails a month and a half after my last chemo (I had 8) and my nails 5 months after. I can type without flinching now! Hurray!

Three Things.

It has been 6 weeks since surgery! Hooray! That means I am no longer forced to sit still most of the time and I can FINALLY use my crutches. 971 more words

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525,600 Minutes

(Editor’s note: Today is the second anniversary of my friend Pam’s death from metastatic breast cancer. This post originally ran in April 2013.)

This picture is from October, 2011, when my husband Bruce, his brother Jeff, and our friend Pam went to Napa. 277 more words

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20 Years!

Today it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. It seems everyone knows someone who has gone through it, there is even a whole month dedicated to the awareness of it. 641 more words

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Art vs. pretty pictures

My sister, Leah Steel, created this arrestingly gorgeous┬ábeaded bra as part of a recent art show and auction for the Fullerton, CA artwalk. The show, at… 561 more words