Tag: cancer

Let’s Talk About Lables

Let’s Talk About Lables

The term survivor doesn't seem to resonate universally, so why do we feel the need to assign lables to ourselves when it comes to cancer?

Six Month Increments

Six Month Increments

It's been six years, six months, and 24 days. I've been living my life in six-month increments. I go about my life like everything is normal, like nothing is wrong. Don't let them see. Smile. Laugh. Don't let them hear any worries or fears. Celebrate all the moments, create lasting memories. It's the happiness I … Continue reading Six Month Increments

Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

Bucket lists. They've always made me itch. From time to time I'll hear friends talk about making their list or they will post pictures with a lead in of "Well, I checked this (whatever 'this' is) off my bucket list." I immediately think about what happens when they finish the list or worse; they don't … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Bucket Lists

The Underbelly – Changing Breast Cancer Narratives

The Underbelly – Changing Breast Cancer Narratives

In my last blog post, I left a link at the bottom of the page to a project that I'm involved in with two of my closest friends - Melissa McAllister and Melanie Childers. (I hope that you clicked thru and took a look!) The Underbelly was an idea conceived by Melissa and Melanie after … Continue reading The Underbelly – Changing Breast Cancer Narratives

My Son The Doctor

My Son The Doctor

Ever since my son was 7 yrs old he had a love of computers. He discovered YouTube and found that he could watch courses taught by MIT professors. He took notes. He was fascinated. He taught himself programs like C++, Java and Unix. We were always at the library checking out books on Application Development … Continue reading My Son The Doctor

Door #1, 2 or 3

Door #1, 2 or 3

I have been on a medically approved break from my Aromatase Inhibitor since June. Since then I have been able to lose 15lbs and I've felt so much better. While I've been on this break I have been seriously considering making this break permanent.  Whelp, my Oncologist got wind of my thoughts and wrote me … Continue reading Door #1, 2 or 3

A Letter to My Son

A Letter to My Son

Dear Son, You just turned 16. It seems like I blinked and you went from a curious toddler to a handsome, bright young man with such a bright future within your grasp. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see what path you choose for yourself. I'm confident you'll choose wisely. There is … Continue reading A Letter to My Son