48fourteen Scavenger Hunt

Time out from my breast cancer saga to bring you something fun and potentially interesting – the 48fourteen Scavenger Hunt! You will collect clues and have a chance to win books by one or more of the authors published by 48fourteen, the people who published my book, Rose’s Will. It’s my pleasure to host R.L. […]

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A Potbellied Bald Man

It’s official. I met the Oncologist yesterday morning and was told that my greatest chance of survival comes with chemotherapy AND possibly radiation. Again, like the decision whether to have reconstruction, getting treatment would be my choice, since theoretically, the surgery was successful and I should now be cancer free. But apparently, they’ve established that I […]

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Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve, 13 days after my mastectomy, and I’m facing a new year that begins with chemotherapy. I probably don’t have to tell you that my desire to celebrate 2013 rates right up there with doing this to my chin. Because I consider myself a rational soul, I’m going to honor that crappy […]

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Trust

My mastectomy is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., about 34 hours from now at the Greenbaum Surgery Center. I have a little more than a day to walk around in the body that betrayed me. And yet, for my own sanity I need to place my trust in it – trust that it will […]

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Under Construction

Forgive the repetitive use of the breast graphic but stay with me for a moment while I draw your attention to the fact that when your doctor tells you have breast cancer and need a double mastectomy, and in the next breath, he says you need to think about breast reconstruction DURING the cancer removing […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

There’s nothing like actually getting breast cancer to make one fully “aware” of it – but I don’t recommend that route. Trust me on this. Become “aware” NOW. On Halloween, my gynecologist did a breast exam on me and found a lump – another lump, one of many lumps found over the years which always turned out […]

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I’m Back…sort of.

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to my blog. I want to say that I’ve been too busy, that lots of other things took precedence, that I’ve had personal issues, health issues, relationship issues, etc. But the fact is that I allowed all of these things to excuse me from my commitment to […]

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