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Pre-order my book by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here's the link to pre-order my book on Amazon. It has all the tips and helpful hints that I learned from going through treatments. Bald is Better with Earrings Read on »
I'm super excited to announce ... by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I'm super excited to announce that my book, Bald is Better with Earrings, A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer is available for pre-order on Amazon. It's the ... Read on »
Got a publishing contract! by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I'm so excited to announce that HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollins will be publishing my book next year. Keep checking back for updates. Here's the description from the ... Read on »
Happy Birthday by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's my birthday today and I feel lucky. I've always loved the presents, well-wishers, and chocolate cake - but birthdays are way more important now.  No surprise, right? ... Read on »
I think I hate Pinktober by Andrea H. Facebook 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I think I hate Pinktober and I feel kind of guilty about it. As a breast cancer survivor, shouldn't I be waving the pink flag and walking and running my feet off? Shouldn't ... Read on »
Risky Business by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Remember when life was simple? Sure, maybe you were exhausted from taking care of the kids, or from working. Maybe your biggest worry was how to get rid of those extra 15 po ... Read on »
Radiation - What it's really like to have treatment by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer PREHEAT You mean I have to go every single day? Five days a week? The sheer repetitiveness of radiation seems overwhelming. It’s almost impossible to imagine having a ... Read on »
Thank you by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I want to express my appreciation for the people who reach out to me after finding my blog. Your stories mean so much to me and I'm grateful I can offer even some small help ... Read on »
Radiation - The Tattoo Session Nobody Talks About by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I’m calling this the KFC phase. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Or Kindle (not the e-reader) Fry, Char. Ok, it’s really not that bad for most people but you will get crispy, an ... Read on »
Cancer is Scary - no matter what stage or age by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I recently spoke with a woman who told me she had been unsure about contacting me because she wondered whether her own experience with breast cancer was bad enough to warran ... Read on »
Chemo Side Effects - take 2 by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The side effects from chemotherapy come in waves. My last post was about the first wave, but there are some issues that pop up after you've been through a few rounds. Ironic ... Read on »
THE CHEMO BUFFET OF SIDE EFFECTS by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer THE SIDE-EFFECT BUFFET Chemo side effects are real and they're cumulative. This word comes up again and again in the literature and it means that as your treatm ... Read on »
Cancer Survivor - What's in a name? by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Recently I've been thinking about the words we use about cancer and cancer patients. They're words of war: battle, fight, survivor. On the one hand, we read that so-and-so i ... Read on »
Chemo Side Effects by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So, when last I left you, with or without your port, we had just had round one of chemo. And everyone wants to know - patients and loved-ones alike - is: what about the ... Read on »
What is a Port-a-Cath? by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer THE PORT (or PORT-A-CATH) If you’re going to have chemotherapy, someone should ask you to consider having a port. The port is a round, dome-like device implanted somew ... Read on »
The oncologist's waiting room by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I'm sitting here in the waiting room of my oncologist's office trying not to stare at each person as they walk in. I can't help wondering what news each one will get today. ... Read on »
What to Expect the First Day of Chemo by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer What to Expect the First Day of Chemo         What to wear?  On the one hand - who cares? What a lousy day. You get up in the morning and you think, “Oh my God. I’m act ... Read on »
Should I trust my oncologist? by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've discovered something disturbing by lurking around in cancer forums and chat rooms. Many women are afraid to trust their doctors. They troll the Internet searching for c ... Read on »
Post-surgical Drain - How gross is it? by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The most important thing to know about this contraption is that it is not as disgusting as you imagine. Really. Having said that, nothing prepared me for the experience of ... Read on »
How Breast Cancer Changed My Life by Andrea H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I know, I know - so cliche. The thing is, though, last week I was interviewed by my local paper - The Santa Barbara News-Press and at the end of the interview, the woman int ... Read on »