Mortality ‘n Stuff: A Letter From the Front

If Cancer is a battle, this is my letter home, written in a fetid┬átrench with bullets whizzing above my head and a tang of mustard gas mixed in the air with smoke and death. Dear Loved Ones, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. Thinking some pretty heavy thoughts about the human experience. About... Continue Reading →

10 Good Things About Having Breast Cancer

Well, I feel sort of like an asshole for my last couple of posts. I absolutely do want to give you the straight dope, but I don't want to freak people out who are just starting treatment, or worse, be any part of someone forgoing chemo. So, herewith, ten things that are GOOD about having... Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad, and the Not-so-nice

The Good Great news! I do not carry the breast cancer gene! Dr. Boobcutter called me himself to tell me. While it's always good to not have a gene that's trying to kill you, let me tell you why this is extra-awesome. It means my family can rest easy as well. My mother and aunts... Continue Reading →

Telling a young child about cancer

What should we tell our five-year-old daughter about my cancer? What is the right thing to say so that she will understand but not be terrified or confused? How much can her Kindergarten brain handle? My husband and I spent a lot of time in the days since my diagnosis thinking about these questions. And... Continue Reading →

Suddenly, cancer

Six days ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dun dun dunnnnn. How did this happen? Beats me. All I know was that I discovered a lump, waited a month to see if it went away, and then showed it to my primary care doctor. She sent me for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. *NOTE*... Continue Reading →

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