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After Cancer - Now What? — By on January 19, 2010 at 12:15 am

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/divThis is the first waterslide I ever went down. It’s located at Ocean Dunes in Myrtle Beach.br /
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I know you’re thinking, “Why does she think I care about a waterslide?”br /
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I was 38 years old, fat, pale, had no boobs and had about an inch of hair on top of my head.nbsp; It was Labor Day weekend, six months after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer.nbsp; I’d had a double mastectomy at the end of July and I was on a “chemo break”.br /
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I had never gone down water slides before not because I was afraid of them but because I was afraid of embarrassing myself, of having the whole world looking at me in a bathing suit.br /
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The day I went down that water slide, in Myrtle Beach, over Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest times of the year and I wasn’t sure that I was ever going to have another chance to go down a slide. My kids were little and Daddy had already been down the slide. It was fun and the kids thought it was the funniest thing they’d seen, Mommy sputtering out of the slide. br /
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So why am I telling you this?nbsp; It’s three and a half years later and we’re heading to Myrtle Beach, this time to an indoor water park. So look out, I may be sliding right behind you. Because there are still things I worry about (lord, do I worry) but making a fool of myself has fallen way down the list. br /
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Hope all my readers in the U.S. have a good long weekend. I’ll be back to the regular schedule next week.div class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4713736175601908568-3570895809630976754?l=www.aftercancernowwhat.com’ alt=” //div
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