Tag Archives: Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Dollars

Originally published on Pink-Link, July 9, 2013 A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post entitled “Strangled by Their Own Pink Ribbon” that went slightly viral in the breast cancer and health communities. It gave me … Continue reading

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Metastatic in the Land of the Living

Originally published in The Huffington Post / HuffPoWomen, on June 26, 2013 My world is going by too fast. The volume is up before I leave my bed in the morning. I try to rein it in, but there is … Continue reading

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Strangled By Their Own Pink Ribbon

Originally published in The Huffington Post / HuffPo Impact on June 7, 2013 After I recently published my memoir “Breast Left Unsaid” chronicling my first battle with breast cancer, my publicist suggested that I become active on Twitter. In doing … Continue reading

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Angelina’s Decision

I woke up this morning and read about Ms Jolie’s brave and I daresay, wise decision, to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. To most people who don’t have high risk factors or the disease, this might seem extreme. In fact, … Continue reading

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Getting My First Book Over the Finish Line

Originally posted on Girlfriends Book Club blog April 8,2013 I am a huge, borderline stalker fan of writer David Sedaris and have been to many of his readings and book signings over the years. Sitting in the audience of this … Continue reading

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All My Pretty Hair

This morning I woke up to mounds of soft hair all over my lovely white pillowcase. Gross. It’s been seven years since I experienced this – one of the most dehumanizing side effects of chemotherapy: total hair loss.  And here … Continue reading

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The Unavoidable Truth: When Your Kids Can Google Your Prognosis

Originally published in ModernMom, October 2012 The first time I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was already Stage II. I was in the middle of a divorce and had no children. The non-stop drama of those events are chronicled … Continue reading

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