Tag Archive: breast cancer stories

Tribute to a Nurse

Dark Days of Breast Cancer At 12:05 a.m. light streamed across my bed as the door opened into my hospital room. It was not unusual for nurses to come and go at all hours. I was wide awake, anyway, since I could find no peace and rest from my inner turmoil. My nearly perfect life […]

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Mud Slinging Good Time

Our car looked like a crime scene if ever I had seen one (which I had not). I profusely explained to the car wash attendant why our vehicle had to have the pre-soaked, undercarriage steamed, superior detailed, super deluxe, run-it-through-one more time car wash. I was almost out of breath explaining why there was blood […]

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Beyond the Shock-NBCF’s New Online Educational Resource

“Janelle, you have breast cancer. Would you like to have chemotherapy, radiation, or a mastectomy?” Every word beyond, “You have breast cancer,” was a blur. It was 1980 when little information was given to patients about such medical conditions. While I was in the hospital having a hysterectomy, my doctor performed a biopsy on a […]

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Having a Bad Egg Day

2010 was a master year of cooking for me until the last stretch when I faced a culinary meltdown. We discovered our oven wasn’t working one night when we had company over for dinner. Our pizza came out of the oven burned on the top and undercooked on the bottom. But, that was not the […]

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