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Alexis M.

I consider myself a fun, healthy person in my early 30â?²s (really?) that got hit very unexpectedly with breast cancer in November 2010. However, Iâ??m surviving! Most of the time I think that if I canâ??t laugh, organize or plan my way through something, I canâ??t... Full Bio
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Anything Goes 2014 by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Happy New Year (belated)!  Its been four+ months since I’ve updated this blog.  Where to start? I have declared 2014 as the year of relaxation and no plans for the Milam hou ... Read on »
The Plan or Non-Plan by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As I may have mentioned in previous blog posts, I have made some serious personal decisions regarding my relationship with Tamoxifen. Ideally, I should commit to 5 years, bu ... Read on »
Happy by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I don’t know how else to explain it, but I think our wedding song describes the feeling perfectly.  Still happy 7 years later! Friends, Family, & Fun, Health & Well Being Read on »
2 Years Out! by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Where has the time gone?  I have not posted much here recently because, honestly, I’ve just been living a “normal” life. July 18, 2011 – Last radiation treatment.  2 whole y ... Read on »
Would You Want to Know? by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Would you want to know if you had a greater risk of developing a certain type of cancer and/or disease?  Or, if you were already diagnosed with cancer would you want to know ... Read on »
Overwhelmed by the Joy of Being Alive! by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here are some random shares from my world! I am delighted when I can enter the online universe and find sites, news, blogs and stories that inspire me and capture my spirit. ... Read on »
What I Learned at School Today (errr…a few days ago) by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I work at a University.  I am in no way employed in or directly involved with the academic end of our institution, but I do have access to some perks.  A few weeks ago, a fr ... Read on »
The Blog Post that Never Got Posted… by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I write and then I schedule.  So, I might write something and have it automatically set to post on a certain day/time.  This post was scheduled (or so I thought) for April 1 ... Read on »
Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Our Cherry Blossom 10 miler is a little over a week away.  My husband and I have been consistent with our long training runs and we feel good.  In fact, I was feeling so con ... Read on »
Best Of…Harlem Shake by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Happy funny Friday!  Is anyone else obsessed with the Harlem Shake?  I find myself searching YouTube and Facebook for quick laughs here and there.  What’s better than laughi ... Read on »
Almost Like It Never Really Happened… by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Did you ever have a dream so vivid and real that in the first few moments after you wake up, you feel like it really happened?  Or have you ever had the same dream repeat se ... Read on »
Beating the Blahs by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I’ve been feeling blah for quite a while (months?).  Not a sad type of blah, just a lethargic, tired and unmotivated type of blah.  So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking abo ... Read on »
Not for the Faint at Heart… by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I’m a little late in sharing the news, but my uterine biopsy = benign!  I was fairly confident going into the situation that nothing was/is wrong with me. Also, for anyone w ... Read on »
Show Some Love Everyday by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day!  I don’t follow the “holiday” too much – I prefer to have every day be all about love! Anyway, while reading blurps on MSN and Yah ... Read on »
My Next Test/Procedure by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Happy New Year!  I’ve been MIA for about a month or so.  So much is happening right now (lots of good stuff too), that everytime I think about writing something I just don’t ... Read on »
Life Cycle of a Breast Cancer Blog by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer When I returned to school four years ago to pursue my MBA, one of the basic business principles most classes reviewed was the life cycle of a business.  The stages are basic ... Read on »
October and November Fun by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So, despite feeling a lil off the past month or so, we have been doing some neat and fun activities with friends and family.  Here is a look back at October and November in ... Read on »
3, 5 or 10 Years? by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So, I’ve been feeling pretty crappy for the past month or so.  Physically and mentally, I may seem fine, but my anxiety is high and motivation is low.  My sleep patterns are ... Read on »
Motivation Monday by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer December 1st I was supposed to run my 2nd half marathon.  Long story short: I didn’t run.  The reasons (excuses?) for not running are varied and when they all combined toget ... Read on »
30 Days of Gratitude by Alexis M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Just a few more weeks until Thanksgiving and I know that we all have A LOT to be thankful for!  I started one of those trends running on Facebook where each day you recogniz ... Read on »