Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

This morning my FaceBook feed alerted me to Sephora's new program, designed to benefit cancer patients.  During a 6 minute video they show bald, scared, suffering women, getting makeup and skin care tips, then walking through the store being shown products by a Sephora employee.  Credits roll.   Women rejoice. Wait....... Right after my 1st round … Continue reading Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

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Turn Your Town Teal

#teamtealsix #cancersucks #ovariancancer #sandyrollman #randomactsofteal #tealisthenewpink Purpose What do you do when the shit is all cleaned up?  The divorce is final, your body and soul have healed, you're settled into your new home, your new tribe is established?  When it's all over, something new sets in.  I would describe it as boredom, but it … Continue reading Turn Your Town Teal

Breaking Up With My Oncologist

I've decided to ditch my oncologist (gyn/oc = gynecological oncologist). The protocol for high grade serous epithelial stage 3B  ovarian cancer is 5 years of follow-ups.  During those 5 year Dr's are supposed to see you every 3 months, draw a CA125 every 3 months and, if there is a rise in the CA 125 … Continue reading Breaking Up With My Oncologist

Ovarian Cancer

https://www.statnews.com/2016/04/01/ovarian-cancer-failure/   Getting a cancer diagnosis is like being hit by a  Mac truck.  I got mine while walking my dog, at 4:30 on a lovely July afternoon.  At that time I was worried about my 11 year old's baseball game, and my older sons education, when suddenly, BOOM. I had been having stomach pain … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer

Yo Doc – Why You Gotta Be So Rude?

I view Dr’s as better than me, in the sense that they are smarter, more motivated, make more money, have more status, look great in white and, in a curious twist,  are fairly good looking.  (How is that fair, by the way?)  On a human level though, which ultimately we all are, I know they … Continue reading Yo Doc – Why You Gotta Be So Rude?