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RSVPing for the good and bad

M and I went to a total of 20 weddings between 1999-2000. That’s 20 invitations we received and RSVPed to, 20 outfits I had to plan for, and 20 milestone events that we happily celebrated with our good friends and family. We were like little wedding guest sluts: I don’t think there were any offers

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being there for first crushes

As many of you know by now, last week’s tabloid headlines had the potential to generate massive chaos and upheaval in our home. Yes, I’m talking about the Biebs’ arrest and subsequent DUI. I normally sleep with my phone next to me, turned over with the sound off. For whatever reason, the night before JB’s

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taking control

One thing I seem to be able to count on about my CJ is that it’s never predictable. My path has been long, bumpy and has diverted into unexpected pitstops we didn’t plan for. I remember when I was first diagnosed in October, doing the math (no jokes please) and calculating that with the surgery,

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Don’t touch the hair!

Tell me you remember this scene from Saturday Night Fever: John Travolta comes down to the dinner table, chaos ensues and after his dad hits him, he famously yells: “Would ya just watch the hair? Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.” Funny how a

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understanding product labels

My quest to find safe beauty and personal care products has been a bumpy one. The regular so-called “Dermatologist Tested,” “Hypo-Allergenic,” “Fragrance-Free,”  “Non-Comedogenic,” and “100% Natural,” products aren’t what they advertise to be and are chock-full of harmful ingredients. What’s further confusing is that different ingredients are harmful for different reasons, provide greater risks for

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More talk about boobs

Miss J can’t wait to get boobs. At nearly 9, (she’d want me to remind everyone that there are only 27 shopping days left until her birthday) she’s been asking for a bra for awhile now. She’s not ready for a bra yet. She’s waiting for hers to grow and in a strange ironic twist,

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oh happy day

I’ll cut to the chase: my Mammaprint Results came back today. Low Risk. [Pause for Happy Dance] This means that my risk for recurrence after 10 years without any additional treatment is less than 10%. With systemic treatment, like Tamoxifen, it cuts the risk of recurrence in 10 years by 50%, to less than 5%. [Pause

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Seroma

I’ve been home for 3 days – hooray.  Since I drove myself to the Dr’s office on Monday and then was subsequently admitted, I ended up driving myself home on Wednesday afternoon.  I had a pretty quiet Thursday and then back to see Dr K on Friday morning to check in. The fluid – in

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