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Don’t Call me a Fighter

Hello, hello? Anyone hear me? Echo….echo…echo…. Ever notice how when hearing or reading about people with cancer it’s always all with aggressive words like “battling” or “fighting?” And when someone passes from cancer, it’s all “Lost their battle?” I get that the metaphor is All Hands On Deck While We Declare War On Cancer, but

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aftermath

I guess you could say my absence from posting has been because I’ve been busy with other non-cancer related life things. Which is funny, because nearly 18 months later, and my CJ is never far from my mind. While I’m not afraid to admit that I did indeed watch this last season of Real Housewives of

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playing the med game

Ok, here’s the situation… [my parents went away for a week’s vacation…] Some of you will get that reference. But let’s move on. Wait. Small digression – and as long as we’re going in the way-back machine to 1988, I’ve been constantly reminded lately of the passage of time. My kids think I’m so uncool and

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JG interviews JG

Instead of writing a lengthy post on my feelings (down), emotions (fragile), or my current state of mind (frustrated), I will do a little question and answer sesh so you can get all the deets: how did we get here, what’s happening now, what will happen? When did this Start? Back in October when I

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Getting “icky” with it

I need to up my nursing game. I’m the person who never got into the TV show ER because it was way too gory for me. So you can imagine how grossed out I was when I woke up yesterday morning in a pool of blood. The blood and puss were leaking from my incision line.  Total

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Deja Vu

You’d think after 8 surgeries, I’d have this down. The procedure itself on Friday was pretty easy. The surgery center was a breeze compared to the Hospital. I checked in at 8:10 am for my 9:00 surgery, and by 8:15, I already had my gown, socks, and blanket on in my bed. Without general anesthesia,

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Year in Review

Friday marked one year since my bilateral mastectomy. Has it really been a year? It’s been a year of ups and downs and mostly detours and delays but I’m incredibly grateful where I am, at last. Here’s my year in a nutshell: 7: the number of surgeries I have had 8: the number of hospitalizations 200:

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