Category Archives: Coping after cancer

My Caregiver

I feel like I’ve taken my caregiver for granted. I know he is always there, waiting to please me. Always aware of my struggles and trying to comfort me in every way he can, even when he himself doesn’t have … Continue reading

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“Kiddo”

Here’s something about me: I love interacting with old people. If I get invited to a gathering, you’ll always see me talking to the older crowd. Being someone who was raised by her grandparents, I always had an appreciation for … Continue reading

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When I get too close

When I meet another BC patient, whether it’s online or in person, it becomes personal right away. There’s a risk I take every time I get too close. This is probably not the perfect analogy, but I remember the first … Continue reading

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Sometimes “Unfinished Business” stays unfinished

I am not into cancer movies. There’s something about the majority of them – at least the ones I’ve seen – that does not accurately portray my reality of having cancer. Maybe that’s too much to expect from Hollywood, but … Continue reading

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My Dumb Phone

As some of you already know from my recent “15 facts about me” post, I don’t own a smart phone. By choice. I still have a dumb phone. There’s a story connected with that. In 2011, while I was waiting … Continue reading

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About my body and those residents

When I was diagnosed with BC, and I was having constant medical exams, I remember all the onco residents who surrounded me, as if they had just discovered gold, to examine me and ask me tons of questions about my … Continue reading

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Eternal Stormclouds of a Conscious Mind

I’ve been thinking about the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” It’s about a couple that has a painful breakup, and each goes through a procedure to erase their memories of each other, slowly forgetting the person they used … Continue reading

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The worst part

I’ve been wondering what I would say to someone if they asked me what the worst part of having cancer is. I mean, I complain about everything related to my disease — nothing about it is pleasant. Ok, maybe the … Continue reading

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