BCAM: October 24th

Medication--those of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), we take a LOT of medication, every day. Sometimes, we have no choice as to the modality or location the medication is taken. Some examples of the modality are: 1) pill; 2) injection; or 3) infusion. Some examples of location are: 1) home; 2) doctor's office; 3) … Continue reading BCAM: October 24th

BCAM: October 23rd

Advocacy. What is advocacy? Adiba demonstrates one element of advocacy, testifying before elected officials here ... Does this seem daunting? Not everyone will testify before Congress in Washington, D.C., although I have to say I that's one of my goals! Each and every person can advocate in their own ways; the quiet, unacknowledged, and ongoing … Continue reading BCAM: October 23rd

BCAM: October 22nd

Did you know that Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients need to wait five (5) months after a terminal diagnosis to be eligible to receive social security? And then another twenty-four (24) months after eligibility for social security to receive Medicare? Here's how Adiba highlights the issue ... In 2019, for the annual Metavivor Stampede, I … Continue reading BCAM: October 22nd

BCAM: October 21st

Identity. It is made up of many different components and is often different for different people. For those of us who went to school for years and years to attain a certain degree or status or position, that effort and attaining that goal becomes a part of our identity. Here's how Adiba view her loss … Continue reading BCAM: October 21st

BCAM: October 19th

Before I had children, I didn't understand the phrase: "It takes a village." Yes, I'm a weird introvert who loves to spend time on my own, so it just didn't make sense to me. Anyway, then I had kids and WOW, it made a lot more sense. I'm forever grateful for the village that we … Continue reading BCAM: October 19th

BCAM: October 18th

"This METAvivor Research and Support Inc.#METAvivor * ribbon has a very big meaning for us metavivors (a/k/a "metastatic breast cancer patients"). We choose to identify with this instead of the pink one for a variety of reasons. Text to why straight from metavivor.org: "The pink ribbon is well-known for representing the fight against breast cancer, … Continue reading BCAM: October 18th

BCAM: October 16th

Day 17/100You see after being sick and on heavy treatments every day for over 5 years my body has taken a lot of beating. I feel like I'm 80, and the pic is probably what I would've looked like on the outside if my insides would decide.My immune system is really bad so I get … Continue reading BCAM: October 16th