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Nobody really understands what it's like to have chemotherapy twice.

Today I’m pondering on the bad luck of it all. I’m talking about having chemo twice as opposed to my diagnosis. Somehow in a warped way it’s worse. 385 more words

Breast Cancer

A Big Win For Choice

Today the New York State Assembly Health Committee voted 14 to 11 in favor of the Medical Aid In Dying Act. This historic vote comes less than 2 weeks after the Bill was introduced by Senator Diane Savino and Assembly Woman Amy Paulin. 62 more words

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cancer Maintenance and the Physical Battles

I did receive some good news recently – another clear PET scan! I’m thrilled and my oncologist even thinks it’s ok now to do brain MRI’s just every 6 months instead of 3 which is really cool. 832 more words

Be careful what you wish for.

A while ago I had a chat with my oncologist (who I see all the time now, rather than different ones, perhaps that’s a perk of being stage 4, like an upgrade to business class)! 200 more words


Happy Birthday! Your Treatment Failed.

It’s the nature of the beast. The way Metastatic disease works. We begin the best treatment option and hope it works for a long time. If you’re lucky, it does. 346 more words

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advocacy in Albany

I’ve been working with Compassion & Choices since February of this year when lawmakers became serious about Aid-in-Dying legislation. I feel strongly that all states should have laws similar to those in Oregon and the other States with Aid-in-Dying laws for those of us with a terminal diagnosis that want another option. 852 more words

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cancer Maintenance and the Mind Games

*deep breath* Ok so tomorrow I have a PET scan. And I’m sort of freaking out about it. Why? I’m not entirely sure. I don’t have any specific symptoms screaming “cancer!!” but anything out of the ordinary plants a seed of doubt. 955 more words