Category Archives: Awareness

Time machine: where to go from here?

As part of my work, I handle the marketing for scientific conferences, and one of my duties is to help produce their program books. This gives me access to research papers. A few mornings ago, I was proofreading the abstracts … Continue reading

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And This is My Truth – A Summer Blogging Challenge

My friend and fellow blogger, Nancy Stordahl, is encouraging us to do a summer challenge which includes answering 10 questions related to our breast cancer experience. I love challenges! I also don’t mind sharing my truth, which is one of … Continue reading

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It’s not about you

I am going to write about a topic that’s just bizarre to me. It has to do with people who make your cancer all about themselves. It’s a tricky topic to talk about because, as someone advised me, I could … Continue reading

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A message from the real world

It happened again. I should have known better than to expose myself to online messages that can only lead to disappointment and distress. Tip – when you decide to take a mental break, I advise that you take a break … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Outrage

I’ve been dealing with all kinds of issues and emotions the last few months, which is one of the reasons I haven’t been very active on my blog. There has been too much occupying my attention — thinking about the … Continue reading

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The Tamoxifen Show: Today’s episode: A dramatic uterus

Recently, I shared my experience of jumping through hoops to get my pharmacy to order me the Teva brand of Tamoxifen – the brand I’ve been tolerating well so far (click here to read the story). As I’ve discussed, fortunately, … Continue reading

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My Babadook

(This post contains spoilers about a recent movie.) I took some extra time off from work during the holidays to recharge. 2016 was a very tough year all around. I was looking forward to doing fun things to distract myself … Continue reading

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Too formal

I find that the culture at my cancer hospital is too formal. And sometimes I need a hug or two. Maybe I am asking for too much. I recall my first visit. I first met with my surgeon, who was … Continue reading

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