My BC Tackle Box. Nine Years In…Resources and Allies

I remember that a few times when I was a kid during our summers at the Cottage, my introverted side would kick in and I would need some space. I remember a few evenings grabbing my tackle box with its hooks, sinkers, and lures–the tools needed to fish–as well as a fishing rod and a […]

One Fine Day…

Thursday, December 1, 2011 A beautiful, sunny, and warm New Orleans afternoon. A follow-up trip to the Diagnostic Imaging Services Center on Prytania Street in Uptown after my November 16th baseline mammogram screening had showed “grouped fine pleomorphic calcifications in the right breast.” I worked in the morning and went to my afternoon appointment by […]

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 […]

National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2018

According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, today, October 13, 2018, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We often forget in this era of Susan B. Komen, Ford’s Warriors in Pink (don’t get me started on that one today–I’ll write a Think Before You Pink post later), pink ribbons, and […]