A Fellow Michigan Girl

One of the positive trade-offs to having been diagnosed with breast cancer over 5 years ago, is the many really special people I have met and connected with as a result, such as the members of my different care teams (NOLA and Chicago) and the wonderful women who share a cancer diagnosis, breast cancer in […]

My Sister is Back in the Center Ring

  A couple of years ago, I shared an Op Ed from the LA Times by Susan Silk and Barry Goldwater about Caregiving and this idea of the Ring Theory. Basically, when there is a crisis, the person who is experiencing the trauma is at the center, while everyone else is in rings around the person. Comfort […]

Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

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 suspicious growths in my right breast, which also happened to be malignant–I have been averaging at least one doctor’s appointment or procedure a month. Even though my ‘active’ breast cancer treatment was […]