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I’m using my lifeline: Poker

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This is a story about opening up your hearts and minds. It’s a true story. And it’s also a story about poker, and life. My life in particular.¬† What do you do when you have had a particularly bad day? How do you cope with it? And what would you do if one day you […]

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To Be or Not to Be a B Cup

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This Cancer Survivor’s opinion about Reconstruction Overwhelmed and dazed. That’s the best way to describe how I felt when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. My version was Stage 2A invasive lobular breast cancer. After returning home from a magical Mexico vacation with my husband I discovered a lump in my left breast. This […]

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Breast Cancer Update: More Surgery, Less Pain

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I couldn’t be happier. Ok I might be a little happier if I had my original breast. And if I didn’t ever have cancer. And oh if only I had my 22 year old body back. But I am recovering from another surgery and am so happy with the results. Here’s what happened. As we […]

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Not just another Breast Cancer Awareness List

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The unfortunate fact is that someone you know is likely going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in your lifetime. I am a survivor of stage 2 lobular invasive breast cancer. I underwent a modified radical mastectomy, radiation and take long term hormone suppressor drugs. I am 18 months since diagnosis and 6 months since […]

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The Real Housewives & I get Real about Invisible Illnesses

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“Your sole mission is to articulate your suffering so that it emancipates you and empowers other women”   I wish I authored that quote. I didn’t. This quote is by Carole Radziwill from the #RHONY on the 5/11/16 episode . And for those of you who do not admit to occasionally watching Bravo, #RHONY = […]

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Barely Surviving Breast Cancer

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I think all of my cancer is gone. At least I hope so. I check in with one of my 5 cancer team doctors on average once a month. But even with being 8 months after my surgery, and 5 months after completing my radiation treatments, I am still, I have to be honest,¬†miserable. I […]

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Rebecca Ryan asks me ‘How was your support’? An After the Cancer Q&A

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When I was first diagnosed with Cancer, my friend Rebecca Ryan immediately came to me and offered to be my support group ‘Project Manager’. It was such a gift from her, offering her time to do this. Knowing I wouldn’t have the energy or time to organize support, mass communicate, or plan logistics, Rebecca came […]

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Day 2 PPC Poker Tour…unbelievable

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I can barely believe it myself. I won! I won the entire tournament. 21 hours playing poker, 333 players, and ended up winning with $18,000 and a $5,000 Aruba package. I feel like my luck is turning around If you like poker you can read details about the event and the win in this ‘All […]

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