Breast cancer is ubiquitous. With nearly 3 million survivors in the United States alone, we all know someone who has, or had, the disease.
Living Beyond the Fear
“Do you want them?” the doctor asked. I was 19 weeks pregnant with twins in 2000 and a doctor had just discovered a complication.
Living Beyond The Color Pink: An Organic, Evolving Journey
Hey y’all… it’s me… JoJo… yep… it’s me. I am quite literally shaking as I sit in front of this very blank screen. It’s been awhile, my friends, I don’t think I even know what to say or where to start. I guess I will start with this… cancer is fricking hard, hard as balls! So I guess let’s start…
I Love Being Flat, Not That I Had an Option
By Leeza Long & Melanie Long I have an extremely extensive breast cancer history, but that is not going to be the focus right now. My focus is going to be my second breast cancer diagnosis. I found a grape sized lump about three inches away from the site of my first cancer diagnosis. My initial battle with cancer began…
My Recommendations for Patients (& Caregivers) Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
By: Leah Taylor An interesting blog post caught my eye over a month ago. I did a quick read over it and went on. It was a list for newly diagnosed cancer patients and caregivers. Far be it from me to say: “Excuse me, I have issues with your list.” But, I guess I really am saying: “Excuse me…” After…
Who or What are You Fighting For?
By Leah Taylor I’ve thought about this for a long time. We all need a target. Especially when we are fighting cancer, we need a reason to achieve or reach for that next rung in the ladder. Are you fighting for family, or friends, or an ideal? Do you picture a child or grandchild? Do you picture an idea that…
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A Thought On Divisions: A Day In The Life of a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient
A Thought on Divisions October 31, 2018 By Leah Taylor I’ve been thinking about an issue I’ve noticed in the breast cancer community over the last eight years. Eight years you say? Yup, eight years. Interesting story… about 5 months after diagnosis #1 in my breast cancer story in the fall of 2010, I went to a famous breast cancer…
Wow, Was I Wrong: A Day In the Life of a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient
Wow, was I Wrong An Oncology Floor at 2:45 a.m. By Leah Taylor BC (before cancer), I had a lot of preconceived notions about life with cancer. I thought it was all chaos and drama and scary and sad. Wow, was I wrong. Those times I can’t sleep on an oncology floor, due to pain, or nausea, or an over…
Life Does Go On: A Day in the Life of a Stage IV Cancer Patient
October 28, 2018 By Leah Taylor There is a harsh reality in all of our lives. No matter what is going on, life goes on. I have been in the hospital since last Thursday, October 24, 2018. This blog breaks my past pattern of listing hourly glimpses as it covers a few days. I spent Thursday morning in the ER…
A Day In the Life of a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient
Thinking About Cancer Patient Safety October 20, 2018 By Leah Taylor Today’s edition of A Day in the Life of a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient is me thinking about patient safety and three stories about this issue rather than the usual timeline. I saw a question asked by a cyber friend wondering what the “worst” thing that has happened…