Posts Tagged ‘young adult cancer’

FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??

FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??
During my treatment for breast cancer I watched many Sex and the City episodes. I envied all the girls and the fabulous outfits that were draped over their perfect bodies. When I looked in the mirror at my mastectomy scars and my bald head, truth be told it was hard to feel good about myself. I was...
September 12th, 2012 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Scanxiety . . . How Do You Deal?

So one would think that after 9 years I would be used to followup visits and tests. I stupidly thought I would get to a point where I would be scanxiety free. In the beginning I went for visits every 3 months, then after 3 years I went every 6 months and then when at the 5 year mark I graduated to once...
September 2nd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | 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

Cancer . . . Was It Just Part of The Plan?

“Please don’t forget to wear your seat belt.” I said to him for the millionth time. “You worry too much Cat. It doesn’t matter if I wear my seatbelt or not. If its my time to go I will go no matter what.” he said Paul and I had that conversation the morning he was...
May 20th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Kathy Griffin’s Public Pap . . . Did She Go Too Far?

I think it is great when celebrities draw attention to various causes. But I have to say I was a little startled when I heard about Kathy Griffin’s “Smear Campaign”. She had a pap smear done in public that was filmed for an upcoming episode of her show “My Life On the D-List”...
May 3rd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Pink Nausea Hits Fast Food Market . . . KFC Teams Up With Komen To Save Some Boobs

When I heard about Buckets for the Cure it turned my stomach much like fast food fried chicken would. What kind of a toxic combo is this anyway? Ummmm…..yes lets encourage people to consume fried chicken that is unhealthy in order to donate 50 cents to Komen and fight a disease linked to poor nutrition....
April 13th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Rescheduling My Annual Mammo. . . Why Does It Feel Like I Committed a Crime?

As 2009 drew to a close my boob started to hurt. It happens like clockwork each year as my annual mammo draws near. It was scheduled for March 2. That and a followup visit with my breast surgeon. In an effort to put myself first and explore new creative interests I came upon a flyer for a painting class...
April 9th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Vitamins Increasing Breast Cancer Risk . . . What’s Up With That?

It can be dizzying trying to follow all the different studies regarding breast cancer. Like some of you I want to do all I can to prevent this horrible disease or at the very least reduce my risk factors. So I was a tad alarmed when I read about a recent study that came out about vitamins increasing...
April 3rd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Bad Hair Days. . . Do You Complain About It?

We all have bad hair days don’t we? I know I do. But when I faced the loss of my hair during chemotherapy I swore to myself that when my hair grew back I would never complain about bad hair days again. Losing my hair was the hardest part of my cancer experience. Yes, even more difficult than...
March 11th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More