Mammograms and the Fear of No Future

"If the hardest thing I have to do today is remember not to put on deodorant, this will be a good day." I hate mammograms. Every time I "pass" one, I feel I've been granted another year to live. I go into the screening tense and sober; I leave relieved. At least, I always have. Except once. ...more
Barbarahughes  Thanks, Barbara! I am right there with you! (Well, not literally.) :)more

Breast Cancer is not the "easy" cancer...

As the 4th was World Cancer Day and many cancer awareness campaigns are being done this month, a few ummm, interesting, ads have shown up...like this one from Pancreatic Cancer Action ......more

Holding Back the Tears

Holding Back the Tears Yesterday, Jan. 28, was Barbra Watson-Riley’s birthday. Barbra would have been 46. Would have been, because we lost her last November to cancer. Yesterday, there were a lot of memories, pictures and thoughts posted about Barbra on various social media platforms. Looking at them, recalling fun times and viewing the pictures of Barbra with her husband and daughter, made yesterday an emotional day....more

How to Survive a Breast MRI

I have had several people ask me about how to get through having a breast MRI done, so here are my suggestions on how to prepare for one. I’m really claustrophobic, so you can imagine my concern when the MRI technician told me that the procedure takes 45 minutes. (Yup, that’s how long it takes to do both breasts.) Here are my recommendations on how to get through it without hyperventilating and having a nervous breakdown. ...more
TxHorseracing Thank you for sharing these ideas. -Momomore

My Holiday Countdown Which Includes A Visit To The Oncologist

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays."-- D. M. Dellinger Today was my last day of getting ready for the holidays.  It started at around 7:30 a.m.:...more

Happy Birthday To My 16 Year Old Son

10 years old...more

My Holiday Count Down Which Includes A Visit To My Oncologist

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!-- D. M. DellingerToday was my last day of getting ready for the holidays.  It started at around 7:30 a.m.:...more

One Year Anniversary of the End of My Chemo

 “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”-- Buddha...more
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