Braving Boys

I started blogging about breast cancer the day I learned it had invaded my body. But I’ve never routinely blogged about my children — invaders of another sort. I’ve been braving cancer for a little more than four years, but I’ve been braving boys for more than eight. Seems only fitting I document the beautiful […]

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Congratulations, Deb!

Deb is about to get a brand new, pink breast cancer bracelet in the mail, because she is the lucky winner of this pretty giveaway prize. Congratulations, Deb! Thanks to Dawn at Out of the Blue Delivered for donating this bracelet, and for raising awareness about a disease that too many of us must fight.

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and today I had a mammogram that looked perfectly pretty. The technician who delivered my results sang “Happy Birthday” to me, and I must say it feels pretty good to have almost reached the age of 39 when at the age of 34, I wasn’t so sure I’d live very long […]

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Fighting Breast Cancer in Iraq

My friend Julian sent me these photos today, along with these words: I ran 3.2 miles for the cause. I am still working in Iraq. The function organizers were expecting 500 and over 1000 people showed up — almost all military and some civilian contractors. This was the largest turnout on this base.

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Out of the Blue Delivered

If you want to get something for someone with cancer and you have no idea how to show you care,  Out of the Blue Delivered has you covered. They’ve got unique gifts made by artisans for every occasion and life event, and unfortunately, cancer has become quite a common life event. Shop on over here […]

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Look Good … Feel Better

The toughest part of my dance with breast cancer was losing my hair. Seems crazy, doesn’t it, that a tumor was living in my body, threatening to take my entire life away, and I was worried about my hair. Yea, crazy. I know that now that I’m alive, probably because the same drugs that left […]

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Wet and Wild

See those two little boys? They are mine. The one on the right is Joey, and he was not quite 4 years old when I found out I had breast cancer. Now he’s 8. Danny, the guy next to him, was only 18 months old. He turns 6 in two weeks. The girls belong to […]

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Get something for free

Over at the PlanetKid Child Care Blog, we’re giving away one $20 gift card to Smoothie King. Got one near you? Check out this locator and find out. And if you do and you want something for nothing, just click here and leave a comment (don’t leave your comment on this Breast Cancer blog, you […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Here I sit in a chemo chair in February 2005, getting dosed with the toxic drugs that are hopefully saving my life, while my mom sits nearby, holding my baby niece Jordan. This lovely man toured the infusion center on this Friday, singing a personalized song to each patient in my similar predicament. He sang […]

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Bald

I haven’t been watching much of “Grey’s Anatomy” lately, but I do know that Katerine Hiegl’s character Izzie Stevens has cancer, so when I caught tonight’s episode, I was somewhat prepared for the storyline. What I wasn’t prepared for was my reaction to the end of the show, when Izzie pulls fistfuls of hair from […]

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