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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
My Staycation Box – Review

According to movies, according to TV, according to our friends, having cancer means we are supposed to have a "bucket list."   On that bucket list is all the things we should have done when healthy but didn't.  For example - travel. Travel is a big one and most people, when they hear about...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Vickie Young Wen

My friend Sandy had just died, and I was terribly sad. Sandy was one of the first women I became close to as a metster.  Sandy and I had been diagnosed around the same time, or maybe she was ahead of me, I no longer remember as she's been gone a few years.  We...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
My spirit animal and another kind of awareness

My son and his wife have a very special cat.  I have had many cats in my life, but this one has more personality than any feline I've ever seen or owned.  I used to suggest they video their cat and put it on YouTube - I thought that it would become f...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Win an Erin Condren Planner

We all know that I have been against Pink October, but it is never going away.  So rather than just sweeping it all under the rug, this month I will highlight companies that actually want to do good for cancer patients.  Nothing is ever all bad, ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Win an Erin Condrin Planner

We all know that I have been against Pink October, but it is never going away.  So rather than just sweeping it all under the rug, this month I will highlight companies that actually want to do good for cancer patients.  Nothing is ever all bad, ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
A Patient’s View on Awareness

I originally wrote this article for Healthline. Due to system maintenance, it is currently unavailable.  Because it should be seen during the month of October, I am reposting it on my blog, without the pretty pictures and things they added and with so...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pink October Begins

As October begins, I want to remind everybody to use your intelligence.  Not everything that is "pink" is awful but you must use your discernment.  Don't just hand over money because something has a pink ribbon,  or somebody says it's going to a good cause. I will explain more about pink and why so...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Scared of my colon

It is incredible how much of your body and life is managed by your colon.  I truly didn't know this, up until the fateful day that my colon tried to kill me.  It was Thanksgiving a few years ago that I got C-Diff which got into my bloodstream and...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Writing to Heal

LBBC is beginning a campaign to remind people not to forget those of us who are living with metastatic cancer and are spending some time this week teaching people about mets.  They specifically asked me to write a post about using writing as a form of...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dead iPhone

Did you think I was sick or dead?  Who could blame you - it has been a long time since I've written. I'm not even sure where I left you in this grand saga of life, death, and daily trivialities. I'm here but my iPhone has died. I've had an iPhone s...

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