On Battered, But Resilient, Barbuda

I liked Tim Duncan when he played basketball, but I found I really connected with him and his love of the Caribbean with his post in The Players’ Tribune “Don’t Forget About the Islands”about living through Hurricane Hugo when he was growing up on St. Croix. He personalized his home for his readers–St. Croix wasn’t […]

Rerun: Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

On the heels of my positive mammogram results and oncology visit on Monday–and with the knowledge that I have continued to row and be active–here is a re-post from early 2016. Since October 2011–when I went to my gynecologist for a long overdue physical check-up, which led to a baseline mammogram at 43 that identified […]

Network of Support

Sunday night was the ‘Night Before’. You know, the night before an annual mammogram. Maybe you don’t. It’s a night that can be rather unsettling once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Is everything going to be ok? Just because I’ve hit the 5-year mark of survival, it doesn’t suddenly mean I get a […]