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Stylish Living with Breast Cancer
Stylish Living with Breast Cancer

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READ: National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, It's Personal

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READ: An Incremental Life - Definition of INCREMENTAL: 1. The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent. Something added or gained…. So begins life after a cancer diagnosis…living in increments. We all remember that moment. The moment life froze as you heard, “you have cancer”. The moment cancer stole its first thing from you - your carefree existence. Never again will you look at your life going forward without considering cancer first. Is my disease back? Will I reach the...

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READ: Are You Ready for Pinktober? - Here we are staring into the "face" of another October, another Pinktober, another Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ready or not, the pink madness is about to begin. Are you ready?  Some of my dear-to-my-heart breast cancer friends hate October. Some, like me, still love it. Some want to run away and hide 'til it's over. Some want to get louder than ever. Some have a lot to say. And some feel weary from repeating themselves year after year. Some embrace pi...

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READ: National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Week - Sandwiched right in there during the last days of September and first day of October is the week known as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, or HBOC Week for short. It’s strategically assigned to this calendar slot - a bridge between September’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might be asking, do we really need another awareness week? I agree there are a lot of awareness...

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READ: Learning to Let Go - As tough as going through breast cancer treatment can be, sometimes it's even harder to figure out what happens next. After getting through the crisis of the diagnosis and decisions about treatment, and then treatment itself, it can seem like we're left without a road map. We may be through treatment for the most part, but we're certainly not done with the experience. What does it all mean for our life going forward? Should we be doing something different? Or just...

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READ: Flashback Friday - Twenty years ago, in August of 1996, I was a 17-year-old girl about to start college. I had just flown across the country from Seattle to Baltimore, Maryland, by myself. My parents and I had said our tearful good-byes at the gate at SeaTac (back when you could still walk people to their gates at airports). I'd get picked up at BWI by upperclassmen on the welcoming committee. There were about four of us who rode nervously in the university-issued van to campus, our n...

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READ: Discharged from the Hospital - My last post was extremely revealing; emotionally, psychologically, and obviously visually. I thought long and hard about sharing those photos, and hope I did not negatively affect anyone’s decision whether or not to undergo mastectomy surgery, if needed. I want to start this post by first saying I would make the same decisions all over again, even though my issues with surgical infections did not stop at that first infection. I had more, and will explai...

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READ: Remembering Kira Doron - Kira wanted people to remember her after she died. She was a loving wife to Edan Doron who loved and adored her, she was also a loving mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend to many people and a 'super hero' with a big impact on women all over the world. Kira Doron struggled with breast cancer for 5.5 years until she died. She left us two years ago on September 10 , 2014. Kira Doron, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer over 5 and a half year...

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READ: Do/Did You Have a Cancer Pet? - Do you, or did you, have a pet that helps, or helped, you navigate your cancer maze? If you are nodding yes, you probably agree that pet therapy during times of crises is a wonderful thing, right? During good times and shitty times, there is nothing quite like that stead-fast, non-judgmental, ever-present, loving gaze of a faithful pet. Pets don’t care if you’re tired, cranky, puking or crying. They don’t care if you have no hair, have one breast, have ...

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READ: Fears of Breast Cancer Recurrence - Fears of breast cancer recurrence are palpable for anyone who has been diagnosed with this disease we have yet to find a cure for. Each of us handles those fears differently. I had a recurrence. I’d like to share with you my own experience, how I faced those fears and how I dealt with them. As an educator for many years, I have seen the differences in personalities both in students and parents when it comes to handling what is seemingly the simplest...
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