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The Best Possible News

Just in case there is anyone out there who hasn’t heard, Cotton and I received the best possible news of all this past Sunday. I was still in the hospital recovering from the mastectomy and reconstruction when in walks our

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The Big Day

The big day has finally arrived. Tomorrow is the day I get my bionic boobs! Just kidding! They really won’t be bionic but I suspect that by the time the bill comes in, I’ll feel like they cost as must

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Where Are You?

Where are you? That’s the question I’ve been asked by several of my family and friends. For my silence the past few weeks, I must apologize. The truth is that I’ve simply been in hibernation mode. Even though I finished

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A Date to Remember

Every generation is marked by events which are either so horrific or joyous that the details remain etched as a part of our memory as surely as if they were engraved in the fabric of our being. For those old

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An Unexpected Blessing

Monday, August 5, 2013. Today, I received an unexpected blessing. It was a day for extra IV fluids and I have to admit that I almost called in “sick” to being sick. Going to the infusion lab isn’t always a

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The Red Devil

Why is it that you can fool everyone, but not your mother? I’m reminded of the movie “Madeline” where the nun raises her hand and says, “Something is not right!” Despite the fact that there was no evidence or hint

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Just Call Me N.E.D.

Just call me NED – Mary N.E.D. Inks that is. It has quite the ring to it don’t you think? You see, today, I was given a new name. And, I’m thrilled! I LOVE my new name! Name changes happen

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Rounding the Bend

Yesterday, I rounded the bend. I finished 14 weeks of weekly MM121 and 12 weeks of weekly Taxol. It was a red-letter milestone day. Next week, we start the AC drug combination. I’ll have four treatments, every other week. As

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Someone Forgot to Tell Me I Sick

One of the things I told my oncologist the first time I met him was that I wasn’t “sick.” I mean, seriously, I didn’t feel sick and back then, I sure didn’t look sick. I liked Dr. Chadha right away

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How Do You Say I Care?

When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, or any other serious illness, one of the hardest things can be simply figuring out what to say. What does my loved one/friend/sister/cousin need to hear from me? What do they want

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