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How it all began...

(This is only a funny image if you’re an orange or a grapefruit. If you’re anything else it will probably just make you reach for the gin…) 1,485 more words


Surgery Update

Last week was awful. In my last post, I described what was up with my top surgery plans, and how suddenly I wasn´t sure that they would operate me at all. 324 more words


My favorite memory

I suppose I always knew somewhere that my mom wasn’t “right”. She had had a double mastectomy, and I knew that, but she’d been that way my whole life. 159 more words

Life Challenges

What You Might Expect in Recovery - Bilateral Mastectomy & DIEP Flap Reconstruction

Please excuse my Hugh Hefner outfit & my barking dog towards the end of the video. In case this is helpful, I was well enough energy wise and had minimal coughing for the time frame to return to my in home VIRTUAL office yesterday to prepare this. 42 more words


Attributes of Cancer

In Byzantine and Renaissance painting and sculpture, artists adorned saints with identifiable items called attributes to help us distinguish one from another of 10,000 peers canonized by the Catholic Church. 1,709 more words

Whale - VII: Recognition

“My grief work is not so much about climbing a ladder to get out of it as it is about the awareness of how many people are in it with me.” – Madge McKeithen from…

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Breast Cancer

Getting Your Confidence Back After A Mastectomy

Undergoing mastectomy surgery is one of the most devastating processes a women can go through. It can leave us feeling like we have lost a part of our femininity in our battle through to recovery and that can have a powerful effect on our confidence. 502 more words