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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
SXSW 2015

If you are not aware, in just a few days, I will be winging off to Texas to participate in the big interactive/film/music festival called South by Southwest. I will be moderating a core conversation, along with Healthline's VP, David Kopp.  We will be...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
RIP Lisa Bonchek Adams

I've been gone all day today, volunteering at the regional Science Olympiad, an event I've been involved in for years.  I thought about cancer a lot today, recalling when I was a bald mom on my first chemo, whose child was a participant. As I relive...

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Dad’s Dying Wish Granted: Walks Daughter Down Aisle Early

Mar 1, 2015
Dad’s Dying Wish Granted: Walks Daughter Down Aisle Early

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (WAVE/CNN) – A Kentucky man battling cancer received his dying wish and did his duty as father of the bride, and walked his daughter down the aisle. However, the walk happened a little earlier than the wedding. As reported by WAVE in Louisville, Hugh Campbell’s dream is to see his daughter in her...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Physical Fitness by the Decade

In elementary school, I was the last one picked for any team sport. Rightly so, embarrassing as the memory is.  I was short, skinny, wore glasses and was terrified of flying balls.  Consigned to the outfield during baseball games, I sorted through em...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Road to Health Starts with Getting off your Rear

Do you see what that says? Yep, I'm still NED.  7 months since the last scan and still no cancer.  After all the torturous treatment of the past five years, I did the impossible.  Erm, I mean, my doctor and chemo nurses did the impossible. ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Sign a Petition

I am still NED.  It has been 7 months that cancer has not reared its ugly tumor-shaped head and attacked my liver.  It now feels like maybe it never will again, that despite the odds, I am going to be one of the few metsters to beat this, thanks to t...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
"Just"

The word "just" got me in trouble the other day. Deservedly.  I am bending over for my spanking now. Please be gentle. Somebody had sent me a link to an article about an extremely attractive women with DD breasts who had been diagnosed with the BRCA mutation at age 19.  By 27, she had made...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time Passes…

When my son was home from college, we watched the "Up" series - 7 Up to 56 Up, one per night. It's a fantastic documentary series, but it made me realize how impossible it would be to capture what has happened to any individual in 7 years. If I'd been in this series,...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Good-bye 2014, Hello 2015

It is the last day of 2014.  It has been an interesting year for me - one of incredibly good news, and yet also one of transition.  In some ways, I think it is as difficult to stand at the precipice of death as it is to stand safely a few steps ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Chemo-brained Christmas

I made it to another Christmas.  Good news indeed, but ungrateful wench that I am, I'm not quite feeling the joy and love I did last year.   This year I'm back to my traditional, "I hate those effing tree needles all over my floor"  rat race.    I no longer have the nagging...

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