Tag Archives: Family

This Blog is a Love Letter

In the past, I’ve worried about the publicness of writing about illness. This concern with publicness is a common theme in a lot of blogs written by moms of young children. Will my child grow up and be embarrassed by … Continue reading

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Thank you, arm.

I am happy to report that my arm performed well at the next CT scan and I was able to get it into the right position. Phew. They put four teeny-tiny tattoos (that look like birthmarks) to mark out the … Continue reading

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Me and Angelina

On Tuesday morning, I heard about Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy. I started to write a blog post about it, but it turned into more of an article, an article that ended up being published on The Huffington Post!  I’ve … Continue reading

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A Few Photos from Mother’s Day

It’s been a busy few days. I’m happy to report that the pain is slowly subsiding and my mobility has greatly increased. I still can’t pick Nate up, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to soon. In the meantime, he’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Slowing Down

In the moments after I wake up,  one of my first thoughts is, “Am I in pain?” Some mornings it’s a bit hard to tell. I slowly turn to one side, testing to see whether I feel a pinch, or … Continue reading

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Home

Recovery is hard. Before the surgery, I had heard that it actually wasn’t too bad, and that chemo was way worse. And maybe that’s right, but that only speaks to how seriously horrible chemo is, because recovery from a bilateral … Continue reading

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Before and After Moments

Before the diagnosis, we didn’t have that many family photos up around the house. Now, though, we have a bunch. I wanted to see our smiling faces looking back at me from every room in the house, so we selected … Continue reading

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