I have news for those imbeciles who invented and/or celebrate No Bra Day: I already set my “boobies” free nearly 10 years ago when I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I eagerly set them free because they came close to killing me. Ya see, my right “ta-ta” had a malignant tumor in it five … Continue reading the story "No Bra Day Rant"
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It’s November, National Family Caregivers Month. I don’t usually write about months attributed to certain causes, but in this case -- and in the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the US -- this is a chance to honor those who took such excellent care of me during cancer diagnosis and treatment. As my readers know, at-home support during the darkest time of my … Continue reading the story "My Caregivers"
In Cancerland, we are hit by cancerversaries – diagnosis and prognosis anniversaries, treatment dates, surgery dates. The list goes on and on. On December 1, 2006, I had my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with a DIEP flap reconstruction. The procedure was a nightmare, perpetuated by my torment in ICU and long recovery. Every year since then, I celebrated this one of many cancerversaries by wallowing in … Continue reading the story "The Cancerversary That Wasn’t"