Tag Archives: Reflections

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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In Which I Excel at Breathing, but Fail at Raising My Arm

Yesterday, I posted that I would be getting a planning CT scan. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to have it done. The appointment started out very well. First, I met with a technician who showed me the breathing apparatus I would … Continue reading

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All the Things

There are lots of things going on, so here is the point-form version: First, the things you probably want to know: – We got the pathology report back. And it is good. Real good.  A small tumor, about 4mm was … 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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