Category Archives: breast cancer

Thank You

Let’s just agree that the whole ‘being thankful” thing on Thanksgiving day is a little cliche` — is it not?   Ideally we are all supposed to feel thankful each and every day  and we are supposed to be aware … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Mom

We buried my mother yesterday.  It was a noticeably short service at the grave of my Father and brother where a priest who had never even met her, quickly mumbled a few prayers over the small box of ashes that … Continue reading

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I met with my cardiologist this week.  My friend Gina came with me and said he looked like a cross between my 12 year old son Aidan and Pete Yorn (singer/songwriter for those who may not know). Anyway he’s cute … Continue reading

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My Broken Heart

I hadn’t expected the news I was given today at what I assumed was going to be a routine visit with my oncologist at Dana Farber before my herceptin treatment.  I knew that I had had an echocardiogram last week … Continue reading

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I have been in the doldrums. I won’t call it depression, it’s more a state of “oh well”. Because of this,I have been having trouble lately feeling inspired enough to write in this blog.  I know that there is a responsibility to … Continue reading

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Mommy Doesn’t Have Cancer Anymore

I glanced down at the clock in my car, saw that it said 5:10, added the five minutes in my head to learn the actual time of 5:15, and announced with bravado to the 4 twelve year old boys crammed in the backseat, … Continue reading

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One Down…

…One thousand eight hundred and twenty four to go.  Days that is, that I will have to take my new medicine. I started my tamoxifen today  The pill that I will take daily for five years to kill the estrogen … Continue reading

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The waiting Room

“I think you were right about the Taxol.”   These were the words that dropped from the mouth of my Oncologist as she finished examining me yesterday.   “Your breathing is fine now,,” she continued,”I think it was the Taxol … Continue reading

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Regarding Hamsters, Taxol, and Regret

Regret.  It’s the houseguest that has overstayed his welcome.  No matter how irritable you become, how uncomfortable you try to make them feel; they stay.  Each morning you look across the breakfast table at this guest hoping today will be … Continue reading

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