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thepinkribbonshop

Originally diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at age 32 in 2000, I have been living with stage IV cancer since 2006. From the mundane everyday to the monthly cancer treatments, I chronicle it all in my blog, called "Ya Only Live Once ... A Survivor's Journey." I am also collecting... Full Bio
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A recent diagnosis...stay stro ... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A recent diagnosis...stay strong! Amber, Thank you for reaching out to us. I know a diagnosis like this is not easy, especially at your age and when you have a large ... Read on »
"They are your boobs...feel them" by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Susan, Your story about your young daughter reminds us to not only look at the risk factors for breast cancer, but listen to our own bodies. Breast cancer does not disc ... Read on »
"You'll be fine...You are my sister..." by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Karel, What a story of hope! Your answer to your prayers was such a blessing. Thank you for sharing how God has blessed you in leadership towards creating more awarenes ... Read on »
A Heroine for Young Eyes by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Thank you Colleen for sharing this story about a woman you looked up to and admired. This story is so beautifully written. Amy A Heroine for Young Eyes By Col ... Read on »
A husband's love... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Frank, What a unique perspective Frank. You are a survivor too. I believe that cancer can impact our caregivers sometimes more than ourselves. Thank you for the encou ... Read on »
A Milestone in my Cancer Care by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! Today was the first time that my husband, Danny, administered my monthly Zolodex injection. He did a GREAT job! Instead of the two of us trekking down to MD Ande ... Read on »
A Unique Perspective by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cathie, It is so interesting to hear a cancer diagnosis from your perspective being in the medical field. It is so good to hear that you are doing so well. May you have ... Read on »
And it continues...the snowballing of side effects by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Sighhhhh.  You know how sometimes, it's just one thing after another?  That's how I'm feeling now.  When will it end?!  I don't even have time to write, in one post, all th ... Read on »
ARK by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well I was pretty low when I wrote my last post.  I've had a lot of ups and downs with dealing with my appearance and limitations.  Sundays are especially hard, as I try to ... Read on »
Armed for the fight by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Susie, Debbie sounds like an amazing woman. She is still caring for you because of the impact she had on your life to stress the importance of breast health. Thank you ... Read on »
Awaiting scan results, and other happenings by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, I anxiously await a call from my doctor regarding last week's bone scan and CT scans.  Usually I would have a follow-up appointment with the doctor to get the result ... Read on »
Big week next week! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's been a long 3 months waiting for my next round of tests/scans! Next week, I will spend 3 days at MD Anderson. Monday, I'll have my femur issues re-evaluated with a r ... Read on »
Breast Cancer & Aspirin ... and reading my radiology reports by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A recent study showed that breast cancer survivors who took an aspirin a day had a lower chance of recurrence, and a lower risk of dying from breast cancer. Here's a link t ... Read on »
Breast cancer awareness ... it's not over! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Now that breast cancer awareness month 2011 is history, I'd like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that breast cancer awareness doesn't have to stop in October! Th ... Read on »
Brief Update by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well I thought that once October ended, I would have more time to blog, but that hasn't been the case.  We just hosted a Christmas party last weekend, and its grown so much ... Read on »
Busy week!!! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Very busy week this week! A whopping 60+ new products are being introduced @ The Pink Ribbon Shop, which is quite a labor intensive task. Several weeks ago, Cookie the c ... Read on »
Busy-ness, Facebook, and Other Stuff by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! I am really feeling the pinch of breast cancer awareness month being just around the corner. Seems that everyone is getting ready by shopping! Activity at The ... Read on »
Busy-ness, Facebook, and Other Stuff by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! I am really feeling the pinch of breast cancer awareness month being just around the corner. Seems that everyone is getting ready by shopping! Activity at The Pi ... Read on »
Cancer day, all day tomorrow... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Tomorrow is another one of "those" days that all cancer patients dread. Tomorrow I'll have my usual battery of scans and tests to evaluate how my cancer is progressing ... wel ... Read on »
Cancer has made me fight for what I want! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Cindy, Thank you for reminding us that sometimes a "lump is just a lump". Yet other times it is not. It sounds like you have a great group of doctors that treated you, ... Read on »