Posts Tagged ‘money’

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

How Do You Decide Where to Donate?

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I was recently asked how I decide what organizations to make donations to.  Here’s my answer: I try to remove my emotions from the equation and not focus on my cancer story. Instead I look for a bird’s eye view on the situation.  I act like a business person making good investment decisions. ...
October 15th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Listen to Me on the BBC Radio

I’m taking a vacation from cancer.  And the rest of my life.  (That is why I have some great guest bloggers on this week!)  I’m eating low country boil and sweet potato pie on a slow relaxing Georgia trip with my man.  No computer access at all.  But when I learned that my interview...
August 19th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Changing Body Shape – Old Before Our Time?

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You’ve asked for it so here it is: for the next two posts we’ll be dishing on early menopause.  I still get monthly visits from Flo, so I asked Emily Beck to write about this subject and moderate conversation.  Emily is a 30-something diagnosed with ovarian cancer in summer of ‘07...
August 19th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancer Vacations

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Many survivors my book marked the end of treatment with a trip. Some expensive, most on a shoe-string. Some foreign, others just a refreshing get away to see family or friends. If your thinking of adventure travel, Defy Adventures, a new adventure travel organization for young adult cancer patients....
June 5th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancerversaries, Blogversaries

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My surgery was on Halloween.  I wore a tiara and red heels to the hospital.  That’s easy to remember.  Ask me the date or year of my diagnosis and I have no idea.  Cancer has fried my inner calendar. Daily on Planet Cancer and Facebook I see young adult cancer patients celebrating their cancerversary....
June 4th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Calm During Crisis

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Wedding season has officially started, so I’ll tell you a little tale about my own wedding. Shannon and I were slated to get married in an old factory in Pittsburgh. (We love urban decay and grunge.) On a site visit three days before our wedding we discovered more grunge than we bargained for....
June 2nd, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Smart Way To Reduce Your Medical Bills

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Warning: None of this is fun, but if you pretend you are Michael Clayton or Erin Brockovich, it helps. The first step to reducing your medical debt is asking your doc or hospital upfront for a discount on your bill. This takes time, chutzpah, and smarts and is worth the work.  Use these stellar how-to’s...
June 1st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancer and Greener Cleaners

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I try to reduce my exposure to household carcinogens without entering the territory of enviroparanoia.  I buy products that are inexpensive, free of scary ingredients, and don’t have heavy perfumes or essential oils (I just don’t like the smell).  I also like products that actually work.  Buying...
May 31st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancer and Greener Cleaners

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I try to reduce my exposure to household carcinogens without entering the territory of enviroparanoia.  I buy products that are inexpensive, free of scary ingredients, and don’t have heavy perfumes or essential oils (I just don’t like the smell).  I also like products that actually work.  Buying...
May 31st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More