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Breast Cancer Survivor Stories: Show Up

Today, a lifelong friend reached out to me to share her woes. Her husband has been diagnosed with cancer and the outlook is unsettling. There was…


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Breast Cancer Survivor Stories: By the Numbers

Eighth grade has a lot of ups and downs. Puberty. Zits. Extreme emotions. Trying to figure out how and where to fit in. Choosing your own clothing.…


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Breast Cancer Survivor Stories: A Lot of Firsts

The old adage, “you never really know what you are capable of until you’re faced with what you’ve never done,” couldn’t be more true. I have never…


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Breast Cancer Survivor Stories: The Gift

Those fateful words “it’s malignant” took my breath away. Nearly three years ago, on a cold Saturday night, on the phone in my bedroom closet, my…


Dear Ole Dad

Over the course of the last six weeks, I’ve been off and on caring for my 76-year-old father. He has adult-onset type 2 diabetes, and has lost the…


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A Thin Red Line

All that you, a casual observer, can see is a thin red line. That’s all that remains of my big, beautiful, sustenance-producing, cleavage plunging,…


Embracing Change

Over the holiday weekend, myself, my husband and our three kids traveled to the Northwoods to enjoy the fall colors and help my dad clean up the…


Where Does the Time Go?

It’s been a year since we last spoke. At this time last year, I was recovering from a surgery to repair a lost expander.  I was still in treatment,…


Mindfully Healing

Several weeks ago, I began a class called, “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.” At the encouragement of a close friend, who has followed me through…


The Heroes Among Us

Cancer patients are often described as “hero” or “warrior.” Truth be told, you don’t feel much like one, but you see them everywhere you turn. For…