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April 3rd, 2014

Five Years & Counting

Today is April 3. Every year, on the anniversary of this date, I like to take stock of my life. I still can’t believe that it’s been five years to the day since I was given my diagnosis of Stage III breast cancer. Besides, isn’t five years the magic number that all cancer patients strive […]

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March 18th, 2014

Glory Be & Hallelujah… Again!

I had an appointment with Dr. Hoffman this morning to go over the tumor marker test that I was telling my good friend, Fran Drescher, about in my last post. I sat in his office, waiting and waiting for him to come in. I think the waiting is the worst. “Hi, Marie, how are you?” […]

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February 27th, 2014

Another Tradition

  The other day, I walked into the main bathroom to put my makeup on and there was a piece of paper affixed to the mirror in front of me: “Why did the cow cross the road?” Jonathan wanted to know. “To get to the udder side,” he answered himself. Hey, that’s pretty funny, I […]

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February 26th, 2014

The Importance of Keeping Traditions

  So, in my last two posts, I talked about the importance of family and the importance of playing games. I am one of the world’s most sentimental saps, and also firmly believe in the importance of keeping family traditions. I’ve always been this way, but I do notice that since my brush with breast […]

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February 21st, 2014

The Importance of Playing Games

I’ve mentioned before how much I adore playing games. (Fun ones, not icky ones.) In fact, I have been known to play games all by myself because I couldn’t twist anyone’s arm hard enough to play with me. I didn’t even let cancer stop me from this favorite pastime. About a month ago, I made […]

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February 21st, 2014

The Importance of Being Family

Jonathan made me this mug at school with the inscription of his pet name for me: Mumsy. That got me to thinking that all three of my kids have different names for me: 1. Adriana calls me MeeMaw and has no qualms about telling me how much she loves me on a regular basis, even […]

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February 21st, 2014

More Friends All Over The World

Last year, I talked about making friends all over the world, friends whose lives have been affected by cancer in one way or another. I’ve also talked about wanting to become friends with Fran Drescher. Recently, I introduced my blog readers to Kat West, who emailed me out of the blue via my contact page […]

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February 7th, 2014

Speaking of Birthdays…

  My birthday was on January 9. You know, it might just be me, but it seems like the more birthdays I celebrate since my wretched breast cancer diagnosis in April of 2009, the more partying I do. Our family has always celebrated with a visit to a restaurant, but, this year, I partied for […]

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February 6th, 2014

Breast Cancer & Another Birthday

Last year I noted that I had managed to celebrate not one, not two, but three more birthdays after my breast cancer diagnosis on April 4, 2009. Here I am, once again celebrating another year of life in good health and happiness for the most part. I am one lucky ducky.

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