breast cancer survivor

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,…


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…


A Day in the Life of a Breast Cancer Patient

Every three weeks since early January, I’ve gotten up early to head to the city for infusion day. Today is another one in my prescribed course, and I…


One Foot in Front of the Other: Perspective for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday would have been my mom’s 72nd birthday. Every year on her birthday, in her honor, I bake an elaborate cake. I spend the day in the kitchen,…