Monthly Archives: December 2009

Thank You, 2009

Mark mumbled early this morning some plans involving scotch and the ringing out of “this horrid year”. But doctors believe breast cancer takes six to eight years to develop to a detectable size and this was the year we caught … Continue reading

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Journey Learning #1

Whether or not we believe this disease has intentionally presented itself to do so, it’s definitely encouraging me to learn and grow in ways that my stubborn adherence to justice, fear and inertia has always prevented. So, while the medical … Continue reading

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Releasing the Genie

Encouraging words from Cheryl Swanson’s Busting Loose: Cancer Survivors Tell You What Your Doctor Won’t: Somewhere in the midst of surgery or treatment or chemotherapy, your own genie is going to claw her way out of  your core. And there’s … Continue reading

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Chemo-Sprain?

It’s day 13 of my first chemo round and I’m feeling great. Still, I managed to pull several muscles in my forearm … pressing garlic. What the–?

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Survivor hairstyles and attitudes

We prepared this short video of clips from Andrea’s head shaving party and some thoughts that we live by every day.

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Head shaving party

It was 3 a.m. on the second day of her first chemo cycle and Andrea still couldn’t get to sleep. So she occupied herself with plans for shaving her head before her hair falls out — a certainty with breast … Continue reading

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