Young & Fugly

Why are there only “specialty” items for young mastectomy patients? WHERE ARE THE ZEBRA PRINT ZIP UP BRAS? Where is the lacy lingerie that doesn’t have 8 million hooks and eyes on the back of it? It’s no wonder we have body issues…we look like frumpy […]

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Swimming through life.

I don’t think that I’ve ever slept well in my adult life, but lately, I’m really struggling. My brain buzzes with thoughts of too few vacation days and doctors appointments and medical bills and all the things I’d like to do before I have this […]

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Drug me up. I’m done.

The final straw to the crying at work saga was reached when my boss said “I know you are hurting inside, but you have to find a way to put on a brave face outside”. I got an appointment with my PCP for the next […]

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Waterproof Mascara

I think most days in the past few months I have felt like I’m watching myself do things as if I’m an audience in the most terrible play. I am saying things, doing things, feeling things (and sharing those feelings) in ways and with people […]

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Switching Hospitals

Don’t ask me to go into the insurance drama, but let’s just say that University of Maryland didn’t feel it was necessary to tell me that they are now “out of network” under my work’s insurance plan. Their response: “Oh, but you’ve got 80/20 coverage […]

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Cancer crap.

My email to my best friend: “Hey lady, my cancer crap is back with a vengeance.” Basically, the same lump they biopsied in April and said something about ductal something-or-other but not cancer has grown 4mm. Apparently that’s like HUGE in the world of boobie […]

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