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TEN Whole Years by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Ten years ago TODAY, on November 24, my phone rang at 10:00 a.m., and the doctor who had performed my breast biopsy the day before told me that my pathology repor ... Read on »
Believe It, Girl by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Photo: HOME: Living in the Heart of Florida magazine That girl. In the pink wig. And the tutu. And the date 8-19-14 written on her shirt. That is my friend Jenn. She ... Read on »
HIS Breast Cancer by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Filmmaker Chris Thibault reached out to me today. He shared with me a documentary he is making about HIS breast cancer. Yes, HIS breast cancer. He is THAT GUY, ... Read on »
Babbling About Breast Cancer by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My voice is on the Internet. I am not quite sure how I feel about that, but if you have 45 minutes to spare and want to hear me babble on about breast cancer, well, th ... Read on »
I Can Give Her Presents by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, I passed on my wig and a bundle of gifty items to a friend who will embark this week on chemotherapy for breast cancer. I do not know if my almost-40-yea ... Read on »
A Night to Remember by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It has been almost TEN YEARS since I stood with a malignant tumor in my left breast and watched my sleeping 3-year-old in his big-boy bed and my sleeping 18-month-old ... Read on »
On Paper by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This is me. On paper. In black and white. Defined by numbers. Like 1.1 (size of my breast cancer tumor in centimeters), 1 (stage of my disease), 4 (number of lymp ... Read on »
Why I Posted a Skin Selfie by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My intention today was NOT to post a no-make-up selfie (or any selfie at all, really) on Facebook, but I did because these photos tell a story of a girl who did not li ... Read on »
And the Survey Says . . . by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday, I featured a poll asking, “Which one is the wig?” The results are in. And the answer is: The wig is shown in the bottom image. Tha ... Read on »
Hair It Is by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I knew the day my nurse walked into my exam room post-lumpectomy and pathology with wig catalogue in hand that I would receive chemo for breast cancer. I was deva ... Read on »
I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014 by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I wrote this yesterday. It published on the Huffington Post Healthy Living blog today. Read on »
NINE Years, NINE Days by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer There are so many milestone days on a cancer journeydiagnosis day, surgery day, start-of-treatment day, end-of-treatment day, and so on. Diagnosis day (November 24) is ... Read on »
NINE Is a Lovely Number by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Diagnosis day. NINE years. Read on »
Thank You, Doctor by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My oncologist invited me to share my breast cancer story with University of Florida medical school applicants. Today, I shared. It was grand. But better than spe ... Read on »
Perfect Timing by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Funny how life happens. My favorite oncologist in the whole wide world asked me today if I would share my breast cancer story on Friday morning with a group of me ... Read on »
Don’t Judge the Ride by the Photo by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I probably look lifeless and depressed in my race photo from the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off 40-mile bike ride because, well, I was. I still look a little bit like t ... Read on »
Remember to Put the Glass Down by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday, I posted this on Facebook: In the spirit of sharing the bad along with the good (because rumor has it that Facebook tends to spotlight the perfect ... Read on »
Almost 9 Years by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday, I received a gift from a sweet friend. Thank you, Meg. I love my new bracelet! If YOU love my new bracelet and want to shop a variety of ... Read on »
Tomorrow Is October; Let’s Talk Body Fat by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Tomorrow is October = Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I will not pimp the pink, but I will share some facts and figures over the course of the next 31 days. Here ... Read on »
I Do Not Want to Write This Post Again by Jacki D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This weekend, I cheated on Paleo. I ate some dark-chocolate-covered pomegranates (is that even technically a cheat?), a few French fries off the restaurant plates ... Read on »