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August 10, 2016: Because I Carry the BRAC2 Mutation

What happens if you have tested positive for the BRAC2 mutated gene? I’m still not sure I even know or understand all the repercussions of knowing I have this mutation. I can just write about what I know to be … Continue reading

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May 27, 2016: Don’t Wear Make-up

Before I started chemotherapy, I read make-up and chemo didn’t always like each other and to consider going without if possible. That wasn’t a huge sacrifice for me. I’ve never been a huge make-up wearer anyway. Once you loose your … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016: Slipping Back Into the Darkness

Depression was something I used to think I knew something about, but the reality is knowing about something is not the same as understanding. The deep, dark, irkiness some find swallowing them whole is still foreign to me. I pray … Continue reading

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March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient NeedsĀ 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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March 18, 2016: Cancer Caused PTSD

The story after cancer can be a much more daunting one than most people realize. From my own personal experience, the majority of people I’ve known look at the end of treatment or the word “cancer-free” as the end of … Continue reading

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March 10, 2016: A Blood Clot Scare

Nearly two week ago, I woke up with a shooting pain down my right arm. Every since I had my exchange surgery, I’ve had problems with the nerves in my right arm because my implant presses my port into my … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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