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Endocrine Disruptors – From Evidence to Action

We hear a lot (though far from enough) about “endocrine disruptors” and their impact on our health, but how many of us really understand what they are and what their relationship is to our health?  Given that we’re eating, breathing, and hosting them in our bottles, cups, cars, homes, foods,...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More

Eyes in the Back of my Head

My Alopecia saga continues!  Seven years ago, I lost my hair to Alopecia Universalis.   Last year, my hair follicles began to sprout as if waking up from an altered state! My hair emotions have taken many twists and turns over the past year but now I’m settled into just plain resignation.  I’m...
June 2nd, 2011 | Uncategorized | Read More

Chemo Brain – Fact or Fiction?

Mom eats breakfast and moments later doesn’t know whether she’s eaten or not.  You might assume such memory loss is to be expected at age 89, but just 2 months ago, when she was also 89, her memory was better than mine. What caused such a rapid decline?  She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More

COME ON DOC – MY CHEMO CLOCK IS TICKING!

Do you ever contemplate the amount of time you spend doing mundane things in your life? Did you know that the average 69-yr-old American will have spent 120 full days waiting at red lights (8 minutes per day, 6x per week, 52 weeks/yr for 69 years = 41.6 hours per year).   Some of us spend an estimated...
May 23rd, 2011 | Cancer Blogs, Uncategorized | Read More

Sex and the City 2 . . . Breast Cancer Survivors And Hormone Therapy? I Think Not!

I am a HUGE fan of Sex and the City (SATC). So huge that the show was the inspiration for the title of my memoir Breastless in the City. I was pleased to see that the show addressed breast cancer through Samantha’s character during Season 6. As a young single woman going through it myself I thought...
June 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Read More

Twin Titties . . . A New Low In Breast Cancer Fundraising

When I heard about this I gasped. There is a bar in Minneapolis raising money for breast cancer by having women enter their boobs in a contest. I for one am not a big fan of the “T” word. I prefer “Boobs”not that a word change would have helped quell my disdane for this offensive...
June 10th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, Uncategorized | Read More

Boobie Bracelets. . . Are They Offensive?

I have referred to my breast’s as “boob’s” for years never thinking anything of it. In my book Breastless in the City I used that word quite often. For me it is just a way to lighten up things when talking about breast cancer. I certainly didn’t think it was an offensive...
February 9th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, Uncategorized | Read More

“Bald is beautiful, but is it warm”?

During our steamy Florida summers, my bald scalp does give me some advantage over  my thick-haired girlfriends when it comes to cooling down.  Come winter though, I am convinced that no one with hair feels the cold like I and my bald sisters do.  No matter how much clothing I put on, I absolutely...
January 12th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Read More

Eyes in the Back of my Head

My Alopecia saga continues! Seven years ago, I lost my hair to Alopecia Universalis. Last year, my hair follicles began to sprout as if waking up from an altered state! My hair emotions have taken many twists and turns over the past year but now I’m settled into just plain resignation. I’m resigned...
July 12th, 2009 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More