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Finding Great Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

I wrote recently about some of the practical lessons that I found myself having to learn rather quickly in dealing with two separate diagnoses of early stage breast cancer. 1,105 more words

Breast Cancer

UAMC Support Groups

Did you know that the Sarver Heart Center at University of Arizona Medical Center offers Community Support Groups?

Second Monday of every month | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM… 47 more words


FitSTEPS for Life® Class Notes 2: Overview

Welcome to FitSTEPS for Life® Class Notes 2: Overview. This discussion covers pages 4 and 5 in the manual, the reading assignment from the previous post. 1,058 more words


Two Point Five

Today marks exactly two and one half years since the date of my cancer diagnosis.
Two point five.
I had meant to write this post about something else and then I came to that realization of this anniversary, this fucking cancerversary . 302 more words

Breast Cancer, TNBC, Life After Treatment

Checking boxes and eating oreos

An envelope from Social Security arrived in Edwina’s mailbox a couple of weeks ago. It contained a packet of forms for Edwina to fill out to reapply for disability, and Edwina’s first response was to be defensive. 384 more words


Survivorship to Thrivorship in Sedna's Ocean by Carolyn Lee Boyd

 These past three months I have learned the wonderful, important word “survivorship.” At the cancer center where I receive care, “survivorship” means life’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic, social, and political aspects affecting the quality and quantity of life after treatment. 1,260 more words


Scratching things off the bucket list

I’ve been really busy lately. Between pet photo shoots, cycling and learning German, I’m surprised I don’t forget about more appointments.

I’ve finished a round of physiotherapy for a tendon in my left foot, had another ganglion cyst drained on same foot (which is not the same foot that had the first ganglion), seen the dermatologist about a weird blistery thing on my toe, only to learn it was another ganglion-like cyst and had it drained, the spent time figuring out how to pack everything  I need for 40 days in Germany into one carryon piece of luggage. 480 more words