On this day, three years ago, my life changed–hopefully, forever. August 21, 2009, was the day I received my breast cancer diagnosis. I was immediately swept into the spinning vortex of doctors, tests, surgeries, drugs, and ever-shifting emotions. Most days I felt as if I was trying to walk on quicksand, never knowing when the […]
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We keep losing…or do we?
As I’ve said before, I belong to an online support group for women who have battled, or are battling, triple negative breast cancer. We come from all walks of life, all economic backgrounds, and different countries. Yet we are bonded by a common journey…the battle of breast cancer…the battle for LIFE. TNBC is an uncommon, […]
Survivor, Warrior, or What?
There is an ongoing discussion among those of us who have faced breast cancer…really, I guess for those who have faced any chronic illness. How do we classify ourselves after treatment, when the doctors have sent us home to live our lives? Are we in remission? Are we cured? Are we a survivor, a warrior, […]
This week has reminded me of one of the most dreaded and frustrating aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment…waiting. I went in last Monday for my scheduled oncologist check-up (I am still getting those every three months until November) and I mentioned that I have been having pain in several locations of my spine. Now, […]