Tag Archive: mastectomy

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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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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This is Not a Scene From “The Godfather”

Neal and I arrived home at 6:00 a.m., exhausted by the almost eight-hour flight from Hawaii, where we had gone to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The outside darkness wrapped around our house with a comforting welcome as we stepped through the front doorway into our living room, unaware of what awaited us. We didn’t bother […]

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The Survivors Club-Part 2 of 2

  I set the book, The Survivors Club, on the night stand beside my bed after I had turned the last spell-binding page. Most people never have events in their lives that compare to the stories told by Ben Sherwood, New York Times bestselling author. My mind wandered through the stories I had read in […]

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