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Brenda Coffee

Boerne, Texas
The last 6 years I've had 10 breast cancer surgeries & 8 rounds of chemo. My father died of... Full Bio
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Hello, Again, From 1010ParkPlace! by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer One of my favorite words is "beginning." For me, no words are more powerful than “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Perhaps that’s why the wo ... Read on »
Goodbye for Now by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. The day after Christmas it will be two years since James died, and I’m still surprised he’s gone. There are days when it feels a ... Read on »
Booker and Verlene by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer We've all heard that laughter is the best medicine, so for those of you who are struggling with cancer or are simply in need of a smile, I hope you enjoy Booker and Ve ... Read on »
It is Well With My Soul by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Yesterday I attended a memorial service for a friend who died; a loving, well-respected man who gave of himself to everyone he m ... Read on »
A Chemo Brain, Up Close and Personal by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. (I originally posted this in March, 2010, but I feel the need for a little humor, so I'm running it again.) I sometimes wonder ... Read on »
Undermining Our Self-Esteem by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©2012 L'Oreal USA, Inc. I’ve never considered myself a feminist, but the older I get, the more outspoken and interested I become in women and their well-being, espec ... Read on »
Breast Cancer, We'll Hang in There Together by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer © Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. I don't think there's anyone who doesn't know this is breast cancer awareness month. In many ways, I've tried to run from Octob ... Read on »
Does Someone Need Your Help to Heal? by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. This is my little man, Sam. If you look closely, you'll see fur peeking out from between his toes, a sure sign he's a house pupp ... Read on »
What Were You Wearing? by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Isn’t it funny, the things we remember after a crisis, like what we were wearing? At the end of my junior year in high school, the girls’ PE teacher and sponsor of the ... Read on »
How You Can Stand Up to Cancer! by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This coming Friday, September 7th at 8-9pm EST, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) will hold it’s third, live, primetime television fundraiser to underwrite new ways to de ... Read on »
Day 3, Celebrating the Ordinary by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Can you see that? It's rain, rolling in rivulets off my roof! Ordinary and yet, sometimes rare, rain! Granted, it didn't last mo ... Read on »
Day 2, Celebrating the Ordinary by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. As a part of continuing my friend, Marie’s, challenge to photograph and write about the “ordinary,” let me say I’m not sure anyt ... Read on »
Sunday: Celebrating the Ordinary by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. For most of my life my camera has been an appendage I’ve rarely been without, but since James died, it has languished, unused, i ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Clinical Trials by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Last week, Elly Cohen, Ph.D. gave me an online tour of BreastCancerTrials.org . As Program Director for the site, as well as Asst Professor at the University of Cali ... Read on »
Will Komen Really Have New Leadership? by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©The New York Times Who would have thought The New York Times would print one of my Twitter posts? I'm not an Ashton Kutcher or a Lady Gaga, whose every Twitter and ... Read on »
Komen and Women with Stage IV Breast Cancer by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©DonnaPeach.com In recent weeks, many of us in the breast cancer blogosphere, including me , have written about what the term “survivor” means to us. I even polled r ... Read on »
Do You Have Pink Rabies? by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer SYMPTOMS: • Zealous, fervent and fanatical when faced with consumer products displaying the pink breast cancer ribbon. • Irrationally extreme in opinion or pract ... Read on »
Another Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Recently the nurse from the dementia facility where mother lives called to say mother was complaining that her neck and shoulder hurt... a lot. To be on the safe side, ... Read on »
Great Expectations When the Fat Lady Sings by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Fernando Botero This weekend my girlfriends and I saw The Very Best Marigold Hotel, a charming film full of characters with whom we can all identify. I loved this mo ... Read on »
Caregivers and End-Stage Cancer by Brenda Coffee Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Last week’s blog about the will to survive Stage IV cancer resonated with many of you. The desire to see our children grow up, a ... Read on »