Category Archives: survivorship

Snap, Back to Reality

I’ve been mulling this post over for a couple of weeks now, unsure whether or what to write. Most of you know that I’m celebrating 10 years of survivorhood this year. And most of you know I chose to celebrate … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – The Next Big Thing

2011 marks 10 years of survivorship for me. This is a big milestone, and I feel like it warrants something significant on my part. So, on May 7, I’ll be running a race to celebrate 10 years of not being … Continue reading

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National Survivors Day

Today is National Survivors Day. Events celebrating life are taking place throughout the country, sponsored in part by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation. Although I think every day is worth celebrating, I hope you will go out and do … Continue reading

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Milestones and Reflection (a little off-topic)

I’ve been thinking about cancer milestones lately, and then, unexpectedly, I hit one today. I’ve been thinking about it in part because I’m approaching 9 years. It’s suddenly hit me that somehow, I’ve become an old timer at this. I’m … Continue reading

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Some Friends in the Social Media Cancer Community

Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to meet and, in some cases, make friends with some wonderful people trying to make a difference in the cancer community. OK, I say “meet”, but many of these folks I’ve … Continue reading

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All You Magazine – “I’m a Cancer Survivor”

If you’re shopping at Wal Mart this month, pick up a copy of the July issue of All You magazine. I’m featured in a series on women fighting cancer. I, along with two other terrific ladies, tell our stories of … Continue reading

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They Said What?!!?!?

After hangin‘ with the girls at our little breast cancer breakfast yesterday, I am prompted to write some new Cancer Rules. These come from a pretty common conversation among cancer survivors: the things people say to us. – Toward the … Continue reading

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Continuing on the survivorship theme of my last post…. As I said before, in the beginning I was not at all comfortable with the word “survivor”. I developed a strong circle of support around me, but somehow I didn’t connect … Continue reading

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Voices of Survivors

The word “survivor” is one of those words that is tossed around rather indiscriminately, and whose definition is decidedly fuzzy (a lot like “love”). When I was first diagnosed, and for several years after, I resisted using the word. I … Continue reading

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