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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Five years……

What can happen in five years? A silly, long-haired 12 year old boy grows to become a lanky, bespectacled, scary-smart 6 foot tall man, packing for the start of his elite university education and possible career as a scientist.  A young man, 22, str...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time to Vote For ME to Speak at SXSW

I have been entered to speak at a panel at SXSW (South by Southwest) which is a huge technology/music/film conference in Austin, Texas.  You might remember, Lady Gaga was the keynote speaker last year, Edward Snowden Skyped in from wherever he is in R...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Stable vs Remission vs NED vs Cure

Every type of cancer has its own terminology; a type of shorthand in which patients use to communicate with each other, and it seems I have accidentally cross-pollinated two common phrases.  The garden is still just as beautiful but the bees buzzi...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer (?)

Peggy Orenstein is brave enough to discuss the controversies in CancerLand, the ones we bloggers all tiptoe around because we don't want any feelings hurt.  Her latest article in the New York Times has once again stirred people up and there have been ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Poo-pourri

You know me, when I get bored my mind wanders, and right now, it's been meandering through cancer-related side effects. I was just thinking:  How come the phrases for having a bowel movement are all unpleasant? We have some nice terms for other bodi...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dancing with NED

Women with breast cancer have an expression:  they want to "dance with Ned."  Ned, for my young friends, is an old-fashioned name like Elmer or Chester that will probably never become stylish again. Yet, for those of us with breast cancer, it is still the sweetest name on the planet.  It stands for No...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pomp and Circumstance

The day dawned bright.  Far too bright.  Is this what 8:00 a.m. looks like? I'd forgotten.  I have not seen the sun in this position in the sky since I'd left my beloved job. I'd cleverly managed to schedule all of my doctor's appointments, scans, i...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Graduation Day – Part One

When I was told in May 2011 that I had metastatic cancer in my liver, my heart chilled. Not because I was going to die, because after all, we all are.  But because it was likely to happen before my youngest was raised. My job would not be completed, a...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara – Product Review

Yay, a post about girl stuff!  Although one could argue that an entire blog about breast cancer contains nothing but posts about girl stuff, I think my friend Charles would disagree. I am still in the midst of writing up my graduation experience - I w...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Grad in the media

Facebook followers know that my son graduated high school on Wednesday - the day I have long-awaited and struggled to see. I'm not ignoring my blog readers though, I really do plan to describe it for you.  I was tired after graduation and yesterday, ...

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