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About courage2conquercancer

At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an account of my journey from my discovery and beyond.

Healing My Thyroid

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism with four large goiters on my thyroid. I was put on medication and was told to come back in three months. I went back in two instead because of … Continue reading

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At My Table

I sat at a table with three strangers. Three women I’d never seen before; therefore, I’d never met before. Two women knew each other. They talked away to one another. One woman sat silently, reserved, and reluctant. I recognized her … Continue reading

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Joy in Healing

Chemo is the treatment many breast cancer patients go through in the hopes of entering NED (no evidence of disease). Many of us also take a pill for five to ten years after our initial treatment. This pill blocks the … Continue reading

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If You Knew Five Years Before . . .

At MIT, they are using artificial intelligence to predict breast cancer five years before it is currently being diagnosed according to a story here. I’ve really stopped to think about this story a lot over the past couple of days … Continue reading

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The Downside of Reconstruction

After my double mastectomy, I couldn’t wait to have boobs again. I can’t even explain what it was like when the bandages came off and I stared at the aftermath of surgery. I remember staring at the reflection in the … Continue reading

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May 2019: Abundant Blessings

What IF at the end of every day each of us stopped for a brief moment and did this? On the way home from a stressful day at work, I’ll turn off the radio and won’t call anyone, and I’ll … Continue reading

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April 2019: It’s Time To Write Again

Somewhere along the way between healing from the aftermath of cancer and learning to live again, I stopped writing. Or maybe I just stopped completing pieces of writing. I used to write and publish. Then I started writing to delete. … Continue reading

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