Tag Archives: Cancer

WTF Wednesday: When Exactly Did I Become A Walking Health Hazard?

My life lately begs this question. Because BC (before cancer) I was a reasonably healthy person. Truly. I got the occasional sinus infection or whatever, had a bad case of the flu once, but that was the extent of it. … Continue reading

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WTF Wednesday: Why Did Kate Hijack My Life?

Look, I understand about coincidences. Common interests. I’ve even accused someone of stealing my life before. But that was the life I was going to live, if all had gone well. Not the one I’m actually living. But Kate over … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Blogging Around

You know you’re always first in my heart…but yes, I’ve been blogging on another site. Didn’t we agree to an open relationship? I’ve done a little guest blog for CaringBridge. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Worry … Continue reading

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There’s A Frog In My Throat, And I Might Smell A Rat

Well you know I’m just not happy unless I have a Medical Mystery to unravel. I started getting congested back in January. I’m still congested. It’s all in my throat; I feel like I have to clear it all the … Continue reading

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TEDx: Darryle Pollack: I Never Signed Up For This

I am thrilled to share Darryle Pollack’s TEDx talk with you. Smart, funny, breast cancer survivor, and co-founder of WHOA (Women Honoring Our Age) Network are among her many accomplishments. Darryle was kind enough to interview me about my book last … Continue reading

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Breathe Deep: Inhale The Irony

As most of you have now heard about, endlessly, when I was diagnosed with cancer I immediately developed the experience into a fun, if not lucrative, comedy routine and book. And why not? I mean, cancer is an obvious choice … Continue reading

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A Few Laughs, Some Nice Pictures, And A Glimpse At An Archaeological Dig

Well it’s been a good week so far. I gave my talk on Tuesday and I think it went well; I don’t believe anyone fell asleep while I ran my mouth for an hour. The pressure was on too; the … Continue reading

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All About Me, Me, Me

I know I have been neglecting my blogging duties, but it was for a good reason. I have been gallivanting about town doing Serious Authorly Things. I had an Author Talk and Book Signing at a local bookstore, where hundreds, … Continue reading

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Hair We Go Again

I’ve just survived one of the most terrifying events a woman can live through. I had a hair appointment scheduled yesterday, and received an ominous message from the salon on Tuesday. Cynthia no longer works here. OK, back it up…what? The woman … Continue reading

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Next Time I’m Checking In To The Ritz-Carlton

Today marks four years since my bilateral mastectomy. On December 21, 2009 there was two feet of snow on the ground and we barely made it to the hospital. Today’s temperatures reached nearly 70⁰. Before my mastectomy I had never … Continue reading

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