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Living in a Comic Strip

A friend sent a Maxine Cooks line that was totally appropriate to the day: “I read recipes the same way I read science fiction — I get to the end and think ‘Well, that’s not gonna happen’” It was especially funny as … Continue reading

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Tease Your Doctor

Before I lost my hair, I found a wig that was so close in color and style to my own hair, my husband and children didn’t notice the difference.  When I lost my hair, I wore the wig to my oncologist office visit.  … Continue reading

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Turn Frustration into Laughter

At one point during chemo, mouth sores were threatening.  My breast care coodinator warned me to be proactive, as she had seen people in the hospital on a morphine drip from the pain of mouth sores!  I called my doctor and … Continue reading

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Sing About It

During the crazy rush of evaluation, testing and scheduling leading up to the start of my cancer treatments, I made up a little song. I don’t know I don’t know There’s so very many things that I don’t know My … Continue reading

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Family Funnies During Cancer, Part 3

We were explaining to the girls that I wouldn’t be having surgery.  Instead, I would be having some really strong medicine that would make me tired.  Daddy was going to need help from the girls.  My six year old piped up:  “We … Continue reading

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Family Funnies During Cancer, Part 2

My husband and I decided if we were not afraid, our 6 and 10 year old daughters wouldn’t be afraid either.  We were careful to package scary news to make it as easy to hear as possible.  For example, when I … Continue reading

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Family Fun During Cancer

My girls were 6 and 10 when I was diagnosed with cancer.  I typically wore a bandana around the house.  On the few days I went to work, I wore my wig.  It was summer in Florida, and that wig … Continue reading

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