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Fireflies, Memories, Ugly Crying and a Bit of Yoga

I’ve been a total slacker with my blog. Life can be a real punk sometimes. 

I had the mammogram and ultrasound but no biopsy. I met with the surgeon and she reviewed everything. 895 more words

Breast Cancer

Making Memories of Us

Yay! First full week of summer vacation…..I thought I would relax and have space to breathe, regroup, get it together. Nope. My old friend Mr. Anxiety has returned, mostly when I am alone which is more frequent now that school is out and the coconuts have moved to Southie.  991 more words


On Being Mortal

“We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it is larger than that. 657 more words


Biopsy Basics: HER2 Positive

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer is one that tests positive for a protein called “human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) which causes cancer cells to grow. 385 more words

Always Abreast Of Advocacy

Details III, medical and radiation oncology 2003

Healing after the removal of the sentinel node and the tumor,  (2.6 cm, grade 1, stage 2, er/pr+, her2-) (no positive nodes) went along well, except for a stubborn area of encased fluid called a seroma. 1,041 more words

The Cancer Words

Ever since I was old enough to know what having cancer could mean, and well before my own 1990 diagnosis, there have been an assortment of what I call “the cancer words” that were and are used to describe cancer, a person’s status with it or an oncologist’s “real” opinion of a patient’s odds after telling his or her patient the most dreaded words of all – “you have cancer.” 956 more words

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Pocketful of Sunshine

I know you have all been wondering about my insanely cute younger daughter, Bridget. Yeah that. Things started off promisingly until we waited outside for lunch at Farmer’s Daughter and watched someone  rear end my beloved Jeepy. 539 more words