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A Funny Thing Happened This Week

Actually, not really. It was a little bit scary but I wanted to lead with a positive spin so….

Wednesday I had my monthly Oncologist/Treatment appointments. 867 more words

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Living on a Prayer

I was a bit miffed to open my college alumni newsletter and discover they are giving the outstanding alumni award to a woman for her achievement as CEO of Susan G. 787 more words

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Trying To Catch A Break

I should have listened to my gut and stayed in sunny Florida but you know, Adam and Bella needed me.

Spring break was uneventful (for the most part) until Wednesday the 22nd. 768 more words

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Double the median

When I was originally diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in July of 2012 my oncologist didn’t talk to me about life expectancy.  She was realistic about the situation as she told me there was no cure, that treatment was officially classified as palliative only.  518 more words

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I used to hate birthdays, I hated the thought of getting older, I was never comfortable with getting fussed over or being the centre of attention, I disliked the pressure of organizing something that everyone else would enjoy, desperately trying to avoid a repeat of The Great Birthday Catastrophe of 2001 when I dragged 12 of my nearest and dearest to the Tate Britain, what was I thinking???… I hated the thought of some big countdown style clock ticking off the years of my life, having to consider a serious career, buying a house, having kids, wrinkles, arthritis, grey hair, the menopause, and then after all that grown up bollocks, slowly rotting away in some grotty care home run by granny beaters and smelling of piss… did I mention that I hated the thought of getting older?!!! 826 more words

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Six Months

Well, here I am. I am still around. Six months ago, on August 25, 2016, my life completely changed. I had a really rough patch after that… 441 more words


Just Keep Evolving: My Patient Advocate Story

How did I get started as an advocate for people living with metastatic breast cancer? It’s a long story–I have to start from the start. 2,105 more words