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Breast Cancer? Put It On Ice
A new technology called cryotherapy might help you avoid chemo.
The Blonde in the Waiting Room
It is the nature of serious illness to leave questions unanswered. The blonde in the waiting room is one of them.
Walking on Broken Glass
My family and I stopped to look at art this week. While we wandered around sculptures, someone smashed the window of our truck and stole...
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate: What Hospitals Can Learn from Pilots
“Could I have some water?” Gary bent his head closer. Apparently, my husband couldn’t hear me. I couldn’t remember ever being so thirsty,...
How to Tell Your Kid You Have Cancer: 7 Things You Need to Know
The hardest part of cancer? That’s a loaded question, but telling my kid about it ranks up there at the top of that list. Lauren had just...
Fingers on My Breast, Questions on My Mind
While my doctor’s fingers massaged my breasts and cradled my hard, almond-sized lump, we had a peculiar conversation. She was from the...
The Luck of the Draw
Through the unlikeliest of circumstances, I found myself in a first class seat on a flight to Guatemala this week. They actually served...
Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks: The Role of Ketamine in Depression and Breast Cancer
“No fresh flowers,” my doctor said. “Avoid salad. No uncooked food. And don’t bring visitors home.” Treatment for breast cancer took...
Short, Striped & Revealing: the Worst New Year's Eve Dress Ever
On New Year’s Eve, I put on a gown. A short blue and white striped number, it tied at the waist and opened in the front. My little...
Breast Cancer Stole My Bling
I missed that ring. And even though I told myself it didn't matter, it did.