P is for A Special Post: My 200th Post! Blogging about Life–with a Dash of BC

Pulling out another post from my ‘rough draft bin’ seems fitting for this 200th post. I can’t believe I have been blogging for 6.5 years! Wow!!! March 24, 2013 About a year ago, my brain started to realize that I wasn’t in active treatment any longer for breast cancer. After my outpatient mastectomy on December […]

E is for Equivalency

I remember my NOLA oncologist, Dr. Gurtler, being very opinionated, forceful, and persuasive about a number of things in regards to my diagnosis and treatment: She thought I should have reconstruction. She considered exercise as being extremely important and I was truly impressed with her personal exercise regimen–she walked her talk. Alcohol is really, really […]

C is for Cancer’s Global Footprint

In 2012, Public Radio International/PRI’s The World did a very thorough presentation of the status of cancer in the world, Cancer’s Global Footprint. This website is still relevant and the data collected is extremely insightful. Definitely worth checking out. So is investigating Oxford University’s Our World In Data for more recent information on cancer–as well […]

Power 10 for ROW

“What really are the odds of finding this group, perfect for you, while walking your dog?!” This is what my friend Kelly asked when she found out 4 years ago about my new involvement in this super cool rowing team for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. What were the odds?? While the […]