CANCER, cancer etiquette, METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

HOW TO TALK TO ME: The Don’ts and Do’s List

Hi All! In the past two weeks, guess how many people have asked me when my last bowel movement was? I’m not talking about doctors or nurses now. I mean YOU. Thanks for playing along! (Only Dreamboat has asked about my vowel movements.) Unfortunately, I’m back in the hospital this week, having been through a thus-far-unexplained bout of chills, vomiting,… Read More HOW TO TALK TO ME: The Don’ts and Do’s List

CANCER, DIAGNOSIS, LIFE EXPECTANCY, METASTATIC BREAST CANCER, PROGNOSIS

MORE LIFE EXPECTANCY, NOT NECESSARILY MORE LIFE

If you read “Life Expectancy,” my first post on this blog, you know that I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer.  That was in late July of 2018. In early August 2018, on our way to what Dr. Dear, my oncologist, called a “next step” appointment, I made a pledge—aloud to my sister, Angela—not to ask for… Read More MORE LIFE EXPECTANCY, NOT NECESSARILY MORE LIFE