I hate being vulnerable and I suspect that most people don't particularly enjoy the feeling either. Recently, I had to be in a situation of physical vulnerability (i.e., naked) in order to access radiation treatment and I started thinking about how often those of us who are patients are put into a position of vulnerability. … Continue reading Vulnerability

I understand … another rant

I warned you, didn’t I?! I hate it when people who have no idea what they are talking about make a vague and surface-y attempt to appear empathetic by saying “I understand.” Also, the tone is a big issue. When I am attempting to advocate for myself and demonstrate to someone how their behavior demeans … Continue reading I understand … another rant

An Ode to Tooth #18

You were in my mouth when I was born And you have stuck with Me for decades Through diets and binges Through braces and retainers Through pregnancies and nursing Through it all, you anchored the Most used joint in my body and allowed for Retainers and braces to do their work I always knew I … Continue reading An Ode to Tooth #18

“You got this,” a rant

All too often when I or someone else in the Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) community post about a struggle or a challenging experience, the response is "You got this." That comment is often accompanied by an emoji of a flexed bicep, likely meant to communicate strength or that the basis for the words … Continue reading “You got this,” a rant

PET/CT Results and the Pesky Met

Many of you are aware that I had a PET/CT last Friday and I really appreciate all the calls and texts and the lovely flowers I got in the mail -- I'm so appreciative of the support that surrounds me, near and far! As many of you totally get, the lead up to scans is … Continue reading PET/CT Results and the Pesky Met