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MOVING ON by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Dear new and old blog readers, I'm pretty much finished with this blog. I've started two new ones, but haven't yet posted on them. I'll let you know in this space. To read ... Read on »
Death by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Sometimes you gasp when you read about a death . It was one of those deaths, and we were in the car, L was driving, and I read an email on my phone that our friend Jon had d ... Read on »
Peanut butter--good news/bad news. by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So the good news is that eating peanut butter in youth can help keep away breast disease. The bad news is: You're already an adult. Too late. The good news is: So it's too l ... Read on »
Breast cancer treatment: a progression by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This is what a year of treatment looks like--just in time for Breast Cancer Month. We are so lucky, we get a month with 31 whole days. We are ahead of the Ovarian Cancer ... Read on »
The danger of not getting BRCA testing by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer You might think that doctors would recommend BRCA testing to their breast cancer patients who are likely to carry a BRCA mutation. Well, they do--at least some of the docs ... Read on »
Chicagoans--film premiere by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer BRCA BRCA BRCA, we hear all about it. Once upon a time the genetic mutation wasn't named. Here's the story. WHAT:     Chicago premiere of Decoding Annie Parker, ... Read on »
You don't have to have breast cancer.... by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ..to learn to row. Recovery (from breast cancer) on Water is offering a morning of free lessons on the Chicago River August. 10.  Register  Read on »
Free offer--hand-made broadside by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cleaning my office--anybody want a broadside, hand-set type, one page with excerpt from Fakers by Paul Maliszewski on one half and my Cancer Bitch on the other? I have ... Read on »
Coffee--something good that is not bad by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The NYT aka Cancer Times tells us that coffee is good: for staving off dementia *and* breast cancer recurrence. Read on »
NYC area: Want to be interviewed? by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Help a Reporter Out offers this (below). Note that you'll need to get to NYC on your own. Summary: Mom Breast Cancer Survivors (in their 40s to 60s) and Their Daughte ... Read on »
Video essay on Pre-vivors by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here is a video essay by Cathy Beres that reacts to Angelina's public surgery and statements Read on »
Tuscaloosa Diary, continued by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My penultimate night in T-town, as it's called. And this pops up on my Facebook wall, courtesy of Jongy Lipschutz from high school: link to gen-u-wine rebel yells ! Read on »
The Food (for Thought) Truck by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I dreamed last night that I had the idea of a creative-writing-mobile. We (whoever we were) were going to sell beginners bags for $10, containing Bird by Bird, lit mags, off ... Read on »
Bring on the Bs! by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's probably a good idea to take B-12, B-6 and folic acid to protect yourself from Alzheimer's , according to the New Scientist and other publications. Studies suggest tha ... Read on »
Apres Angela Jolie by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer 1. It's great that she went public . 2. It's great that people are talking about breast cancer and surgery and the gene mutations. Though I cringed when I heard someone int ... Read on »
Upanishads by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer [Moon Rooster by Barry Wilson] This afternoon at the gas station ($3.21/gal. in Tuscaloosa) I suddenly had a notion of Large Self and Small, Mean Self. Meant figura ... Read on »
Marijuana for breast cancer? by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The study was published in late 2012 but Cancer Bitch just found out about it. Read here about how marijuana might help. **** See how healthy her breasts look Read on »
Back to Cancer or "cancer" by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I saw one or two episodes of The Big C. Now we're told that there will be one fast final season coming up--four one-hour shows. Zap2it reports: How does it end? "The final ... Read on »
The public weal & public destruction by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Friday night I dreamed of N, a long-ago beau-of-the-moment. In the dream he was in a first-year class I was teaching, 22 students, huge room, bad acoustics, no one paying ... Read on »
Happy Birthday, WPA! by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Now, more than ever--we need a new Works Progress Administration, with a new Works Progress Administration included. Here's a recent piece on the WPA and Keynes. The WPA hi ... Read on »