Unseen and Unheard, Part III

If you didn't have a chance to read my first two installments in this series, you can read Part I here and Part II here. I wasn't planning to include a third installment, but I got so many responses publicly and privately, that I thought I would include some additional items. One thing I love … Continue reading Unseen and Unheard, Part III

Celebrating Holidays with MBC

In the Spring of 2017, while I was in the process of getting diagnosed and beginning treatment for Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, both of my boys had a birthday. My eldest turned four (4) and my youngest turned two (2). Some of my most vivid memories of that time period (so much of it … Continue reading Celebrating Holidays with MBC

Unseen and Unheard, Part II

If you didn't get a chance to read part I, you can access that here for context. I started with the negatives, the struggles of living with an invisible illness and it was heart wrenching to write and then to read it over. Sometimes I think I'm so focused on just getting through the day, … Continue reading Unseen and Unheard, Part II

A Worthy Cause

I wanted to share a post from a dear friend of mine who sells Colorstreet nail covers, Sheila. Check out the link and consider ordering these nail covers for yourself or someone you love. I placed mine and am really happy to support a company who is putting their money where their mouths are!! Speechless. … Continue reading A Worthy Cause

To Pink or Not to Pink, that is the question

Recently, in a metastatic breast cancer support group, a member asked that we discuss how each of us were reacting to the annual pink saturation that is coming up in October. The member who brought up the issue expressed some struggles with the fact that so many of the fundraisers involve bras or other sexualized … Continue reading To Pink or Not to Pink, that is the question

To Boost or Not To Boost, that is the question …

There is so much information in the news, in print, discussed online and seemingly everywhere else about the COVID vaccines, how many doses and when and now the possibility of a booster. The needle seems to move daily on what we know and what we don't know since much of the monitoring of the efficacy … Continue reading To Boost or Not To Boost, that is the question …

Extravasation

Ok, the first time I heard this word, I confess that I was confused. Extra, what? And then I learned more and I knew that I needed to share. The formal definition of "Extravasation" from the National Institute of Cancer is: "The leakage of blood, lymph, or other fluid, such as an anticancer drug, from … Continue reading Extravasation

Doctors and patients

Before my Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) diagnosis, I went to the doctor once a year for my well-woman visit with my OB-GYN. My husband prodded me to get a Primary Care Physician (PCP) many times over the years, but since I rarely got sick, I never saw the need. I'd head to urgent … Continue reading Doctors and patients

The Pros and Cons of Community

I've written before about the benefits of the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Community as well as the cons that we often experience due to the cliques and other struggles. I just wrote again about how often those of us who are hurting then hurt others. The weekend of July 17th, I traveled to New York … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Community