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Regarding the Children

Shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis, in the midst of meeting with surgeons and oncologists, I paid  a visit to the family resource room at Dana-Farber.  I was told they offered free books and materials that would help my children … Continue reading

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“There Will Be Other Races”

Let’s get the good news out of the way first, the positive outlook, glass half- full ,non-stinkin’ thinkin’ way of looking at what happened. At least the appendix didn’t burst.  At least it didn’t happen before the Pan mass Challenge. … Continue reading

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Less than 2 Days to the PMC

  To say I am nervous about riding in my first PMC this weekend may well be an understatement.  During the last few months of our training, Susan and I have been out on rides that last 5-6 hours long … Continue reading

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PMC Night at Fenway, Survivor parade

  So I actually got my parade last night.  I was asked to ride onto the field at Fenway Park with 29 other cancer survivors before the Red Sox game.  Although I thought it was going to be very corny, … Continue reading

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A Step in the Right Direction

  There was an article in The Boston Globe yesterday about Mass General Hospital. It seems that MGH will be the first hospital in the country to do mandatory genetic testing on every cancerous tumor they encounter.  This is very … Continue reading

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I wonder when it will go away; the terror which occurs every time I have an ache in my body.  The assumption that the cancer has nestled in the receses of bone or blood. When does it stop becoming my ‘go–to’ self-diagnosis?  … Continue reading

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Good News

I got a piece of good news yesterday. When I went in for my treatment, Dr. Anderson walked in the office (late as usual) with an ‘I-know-something-you-don’t’ grin on her face and handed me the results from my last echocardiogram … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Help

Now  that I am feeling healthy again I figure that I need to take advantage of it since I now know how fleeting health and well being can be.   I am registered for 2 triathlons this up coming season … Continue reading

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Notes from a Mother with Cancer

“Ever since you got cancer you are so mean!”   Theses are the delightful words of my teenage son, who truly thinks that because I have cancer I am taking it out on him.  That I am just pissed off … Continue reading

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