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fact or fiction

Confession time: I’ll be a little relieved when this month is over. Being diagnosed in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is an odd thing. Everywhere I look, there’s pink. NFL players wearing pink wrist bands! Pink merchandise splashed in retail stores and online from pink Marimecko aprons to pink tubes of luxurious La Mer hand

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CJ tour guide needed

Calling Julie McCoy…we need you! Perhaps one of the more perplexing components of this entire process is the solid lack of direction provided by the health care industry. First you see an oncological surgeon, then you see a plastic surgeon (if needed), then you see your oncologist. In fact, the oncologist, who becomes your main

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my nightstand runneth over

Say what you want about me, but I am a rule follower. I’m also a thorough researcher and boast an insane appetite for detail. In order for me to fully comprehend something, I need to get the entire situation explained to me so I have a clear picture of what we’re dealing with.  Most of

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once upon a time

Once upon a time…don’t all good stories start that way? I guess they do. Okay then. Once upon a time there lived two little girls who were best friends. And they lived right across the street from each other and saw each other every day. And they were born on the same birthday, just hours

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retail therapy

Today R and I went downtown to look for a special occasion dress for her. Oooooh la la! Okay, okay, I’ll tell you if you really insist –  the special occasion is her son’s Bar Mitzvah. The day was chock-full of some of my fave things: deep detailed discussions about what shoes with what dress,

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the new intern

I have a new intern. My old intern gave notice a few months ago. It was time for her to move on. No hard feelings – she wanted to focus more on her music, she explained. Oh, and it was also was getting really hard for her to successfully juggle her intern duties with her

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what’s different now

I’ve been extremely upfront and open with my diagnosis and what E calls my CJ (Cancer Journey). Why shouldn’t I be? It’s helpful to share my CJ with my friends and family especially as we embark on unchartered waters. I had naively thought I could put my breast cancer diagnosis away in a box when

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solving the equation

Like most everyone I know, I lead a fairly busy life. Jam-packed with managing the home, the kids’ schedules, meals, the dog’s poop schedule, M’s dry cleaning, my many and varied volunteer commitments, as well as more trivial and guilty pleasure responsibilities such as staying on top of my DVR so it doesn’t get too

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all night long

Hello! I’m off to see the L-Train in San Jose with M and L + TC. I’m so excited I could pee in my pants. Listen now, don’t get too judgy and say anything harsh about my man Lionel. He’s rad. I mean is there any song on Earth that is better than “Easy?” I

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