The Dual Realities of Breast Cancer Screening

More and more studies are telling us that breast cancer screens lead to unnecessary treatment.  I think it all boils down to your focal point, population vs....more

Confusing Emotional Baggage with Garbage (is bad for the soul...)

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The Tattoo Diaries

5:48 am: I didn't sleep well last night. Not sure why. Maybe it was the 2-hour nap after I came home. Just a little more tired this week. Sitting here in my fuzzy pink bathrobe and realizing that I've been waiting for this day for a long time....

Double Rainbow Momma

I wrote this last summer when I was in the Maritimes with my children and my sister. I am from Prince Edward Island and I try to make it back every summer if I can. Lobster, beaches, and drive-in movies are a must! When I wrote this, my younger sister was in the thick of chemotherapy and had lost her hair. She came back with us for a visit in between treatments and we had an amazing time. I am happy to report she is doing great, has a lovely head of hair and is happy to put last year behind her....more
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Life-Threatening Simplicity

Komen Blues

The dust has settled ever so slightly on the Komen-Planned Parenthood eruption.  It seems everyone and their cousin has weighed in on the issue.  Meanwhile, I’ve listened.  My overall perception and opinion of Komen hasn’t changed at all, but I think the depth of my understanding of has....more

Boobs, Biopsies, and Lumpectomies



JEEZ.... I had every intention of doing some sappy Happy Valentine's Day post.  Instead, I'll follow the Al Capone version of Valentine's Day.  It's time for a breast cancer massacre.  If you recognize yourself in any of this, consider this a fair warning.  Next time, no warning will be issued.  I will simply let the dogs out to hunt you down.........more

Why I'm moving on and away from Komen

I've struggled on where to start but the beginning is always best. That would be three years ago when my aunt - my mother's sister - died after a years long fight against breast cancer. Whether or not it was metastatic are details of which I remain unaware but I do know that she was only 41 and that 41 is an incredibly young age for someone to die. I don’t know whether or not she was accepting of what might happen or how my mother really dealt with her death given that my grandmother - my mother’s mother - died exactly five weeks prior. ...more

To Be Continued...

I recently lost a most dear and wonderful friend. A creative force, a dynamic achiever and a friend who always wanted more for me than I dared to believe I deserved - film maker Sarah Watt.When a friend dies you know that no matter how keenly you feel their loss, that their partners and children are feeling that very particular pain more intensely....more