Tag Archives: mastectomy

The Hardest Idea: Less is More

When I was first diagnosed, my response—other than to turn the whole cancer nightmare into a research project—was to cry, “Nuke it! Nuke it! Nuke It!” I had the Valkyrie response: “Kill the wabbit! Destroy that cancer! Do everything!” I … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to water

I’ll never forget the first days and weeks after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The outpouring of friends and family, and friends of friends and family, just blow me away. But the breast cancer survivors are incredible: I email … Continue reading

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Infusion Number 3

It’s a week since the third infusion and I’m only now feeling well enough to write about it. In many ways, Infusion 3 is just like the previous two poison parties: show the ID and insurance card, confirm my name … Continue reading

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A different kind of yarn

So far, I’ve been lucky: I haven’t lost a breast just a piece of one, a largish hunk on the lower left side. Luckily, gravity is on my side, and the remainder of the breast pushes down and fills the … Continue reading

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