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Anne Marie
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Focusing Forward and Breaking Free of the Past
Every year, or maybe it's almost every year, I  share the same post on this day but the times they are a'changin ... September 19, 2006. That was the day my body was forever altered, the day of my bilateral mastectomy. And this year, I am thinking about the...
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CLINICAL TRIALS: Should you, Could you, Will you?
May. National Cancer Research Month and having somehow morphed into a research geek, deeply passionate about the need to educate, to share what I've learned, and hopefully to dispel some of the things I hear, let's dig in. First, a disclosure: This piece, p...
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Musings: On Life, Acceptance, Research and Being Enough
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." The thing is, I've not had a single moment over these past couple of years where I've had the luxury of making any plans. It seems my life is being planned by others ... by the poor judgement and ...
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It's Just a Pain in the Neck, With a Side of PTS Terror
Once betrayed by our bodies like many of us feel after being diagnosed with cancer, every new ache can bring with it a level of fear. Some of us are better at dealing with that fear than others. I'm not in the better category. Last April, I moved into my ne...
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Help us build @CancerBase - MBC patients - We need YOU!
I just put the information below on Facebook. CancerBase, by patients and for patients, wants to make sure it is built using the real world needs OF PATIENTS. To best achieve this, the initial focus will be on the metastatic breast cancer community . We wou...
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A New Year, A New Perspective
The next chapter begins. Or perhaps, it's the next book. Already, just 7 days into this year, I am surrounded by symbolism and I'm acutely aware of each of these things. I spent New Year's Eve with a dear friend. We raised a glass at midnight, just the two ...
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Standing on Truth ... Fearlessly
As we approach the end of 2017, all I can say is that this has been a horrific year for me. I believe there are many within this circle who are nodding in agreement. My own struggles have extended well beyond the breast cancer arena. Lori's death in August ...
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Grief is Just Messy Love
"Grief is just messy love." Last night, those words were spoken to me by someone I hold very dearly. Shortly before hearing that profoundly simple, yet oh so powerful statement, I nodded in agreement when another person, someone I love just as dearly stated...
Grief is Just Messy Love
Grief is Just Messy Love
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MASTECTOMY MEMORIES, AN ANNIVERSARY OF SORTS...
Over the past several days, I've driven on the roadways near my home passing the all too familiar signs : "Expect East Side Closures, UN General Assembly." I've listened to the news reporters anticipating this meeting, I've watched as items hit my news feed...
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A FAREWELL, and A Love Story
This was written on Sunday morning before I went to see Lori. Please hold her and her family close in thought. It's time for me to say
goodbye to my friend. My heart is as heavy as its ever been and yet, it is so
full of love. The depth of that love is limi...
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