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Does Being Elderly Give You The Right To Say Anything?

July 24, 2011

Recently, I have been coming home after being out running errands and the first thing I have done it pull my wig off my head and throw it on the sofa. It isn’t that it isn’t a really great, cute wig! I am actually kind of jealous of it for the sake of my natural [...]

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Could There Be Any Positives?

April 8, 2011

Can there be anything good that comes out of a breast cancer diagnosis? Recently I have been determined to find some. Here is a random and personal list, in no particular order: 1) My seventeen year old son says “I love you, Mom” when he has finished talking to me on the phone…..and I know [...]

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It Could Have Been Worse!

February 4, 2011

Because it always makes me feel better, I am drawn to “it could have been worse” musings i.e. “that was terrible, but don’t feel too bad because it could have been worse!” This month my “could have been worse” scenario was when I was waiting for an MRI of my “good” left breast a couple [...]

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A Breast Called “Arnold”!

January 14, 2011

I started second round of chemo today (I am at home and very wooooozy and can’t type very well) and I just wanted to share with you some of the things that have made me laugh over the past few days. Many of them involve our 5 year old Quincy and her response to the [...]

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Hair-Cutting Party

January 1, 2011

Yesterday, we cut off all of my hair! It was about 3 weeks after the start of my chemotherapy and for days and days previously it had been getting looser and looser. A couple of mornings ago I tugged it casually while driving and found 5 or six hairs came out in my hand. I [...]

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How Do You Tell a Little One?

November 30, 2010

“How do I tell my five year old”, I wondered. There must be books, surely? Books written by psychologists on the best way to tell a small child that their parent has cancer; a way which won’t terrify them that their world might fall apart or confuse them with too much information. There are books [...]

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