Tag Archives: fear

Embracing Fear

Six months ago, the baseline CT scan I had to ensure there was no sign of tumours anywhere else in my body showed what the radiologist noted as an area of liquid in my left lower lung. The notation said … Continue reading

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Now it Feels Like Cancer – Chemo Makes it “Real”

I started the email to friends and family with the subject line: You might not get what you want … I sure didn’t get what I wanted. But the experts who have all weighed in on the yes/no question of … Continue reading

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Perspective

It’s been about three weeks since I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. It still feels like an out of body experience. Most of the time, I don’t really think about it. I don’t dwell on the fact that I know … Continue reading

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Telling Family & Friends

The time had come to share the news. I chose to be very open with my diagnosis, telling both family/friends and my work colleagues. This is an entirely personal choice. Everyone makes the decisions that work for them in their … Continue reading

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Let The Mind Games Begin

I have breast cancer. Now I have to tell family and friends. But before I do that, I have to figure out what to say, how to tell them, understand my state of mind. Mostly, I had to come to … Continue reading

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum – Research Sins

Let’s admit it up front: we are all guilty of consulting Dr. Google. Since we all do it, myself included (when I really, really should – and do – know better), let’s talk about how to do research on the … Continue reading

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