Category Archives: mastectomy

A Scarf of Fine Silk

Let it be torn, let it be broken, it is still a scarf of fine silk. ~ an Assamese proverb. I’ve been thinking about beautiful things, about fine scarves, about Angelina Jolie. How could I not? It’s impossible to escape. I … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Marathon Dreaming

Do you have a goal? Are you working toward something? Whether it’s a grand plan or something small, do you have a challenge? I do. I’m going to run a marathon. Or, I’m going to try. I’ve just signed up … Continue reading

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Lucy – at last!

I don’t normally do product reviews here, but I’m all excited about something and I want to share. This may not be of interest to my male readers – we’re talking bras, boys. And it may not be of so … Continue reading

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Fitness Magazine

It’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Fitness Magazine has devoted some of their to Oct. issue to the subject. There’s a profile of Kristin Guinan, who made the difficult choice to have a double mastectomy at age 27 because … Continue reading

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How Strong Is Strong?

What is enough strength? How strong is strong? Of course, strong enough is entirely up to you. There is no absolute. What is strong enough for you may not be strong enough for your best friend. What is strong now … Continue reading

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