Pain

This week I have immersed myself in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book What Happened, about her experience with the 2016 Presidential Primary and Election, including why she didn’t win the electoral college and lots of inside scoop on what it was like behind the scenes of her campaign. I’ve struggled with what happened every day […]

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How are you feeling? What are your plans for tomorrow? Welcome to the thirteenth edition of my “Gatekeeping” blog series. I shared the back story of these simple and yet powerful questions in this post. It’s been almost another two years since we last did some Gatekeeping here. And again, I can hardly believe I let that […]

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Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is Hamilton. It’s only been about a week since I starting […]

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All Clear

by Kathy on March 26, 2016 · 4 comments

in Cancer, Coping, Exercise, Expectations, Optimism, Pain, Time

My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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Our appointment today, with Dr. K, the specialized breast surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center, went really well. I was more impressed than I expected to be, after being wowed by Dr. J at the University of Chicago Medical Center yesterday. Dr. K assured us that it is really, really, really unlikely that once removed […]

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