Tag Archives: Cancer

How to Create a Legacy

How do you create a legacy? If you’re a philanthropic billionaire, you might donate money to a school or a hospital or a children’s home in the hope they’ll name it after you. If you’re an earthbound saint like Mother … Continue reading

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A Rave Keeping A-Breast

As some of you know, I now have two blogs: “Reading, Writing, Ranting and Raving” and “Keeping A-Breast: Cancer Lessons.” I don’t cross-post much between them. However, my KAB blog was recently highlighted on the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation … Continue reading

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Cancer Lesson #66: You’ll Never Forget Your Anniversary

  Rave: Cancer Lesson #66 — You’ll never forget your anniversary. Two years ago today, at about 9:30 am, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I will celebrate being alive today. And tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. And the … Continue reading

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Cancer Lesson #64: It’s the Little Things That Matter

Rave: Cancer Lesson #64 – It’s the Little Things That Matter I bought some new bras this week. No, the word “little” in the title is not a reflection of their size (though it would be accurate). And, yes, I … Continue reading

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2012 in review: Hey, I’m Only Mortal!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Their report also notes that some of my most viewed posts were from previous years and that I should consider writing about those subjects more often. Since … Continue reading

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Cancer Lesson #63: Everything Gives You Cancer

Rant: Cancer Lesson #63 — Everything gives you cancer. One of the (many) weird things about having survived breast cancer is that no one really knows why I got it. As you can imagine, this makes it hard to figure out … Continue reading

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Cancer Lesson #60: One in eight women will get breast cancer.

Rant: Cancer Lesson #60 — One in eight women will get breast cancer. Another friend. Another diagnosis. So many people will walk this lonely road.

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What now?

Not a Rant, Not a Rave, Not Even a Cancer Lesson — This Is a Cancer Question. Today I had my yearly checkup with my OB/GYN, which means it was about this time in 2011 that  my whole cancer trip … Continue reading

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Ain’t She Sweet?

Rave — Ain’t she sweet? Well, no, I’m not really. But I just got the news I might be able to participate in the clinical trial for Metformin, a drug normally used for diabetes — or “the sugar,” as my West … Continue reading

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