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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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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 »
October Madness and News by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As breast cancer awareness month is winding down, it's time to let out a big sigh of relief and also a huge woohoo of gratitude! The Pink Ribbon Shop has been crazy busy, O ... Read on »
I am woman! (again) by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Whew, so much has happened since I last wrote! Summer proved to be even busier with the kids than when school was in session. Ok, so it's mostly my fault. I want them to be ... Read on »
Feeling much better by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here I am again, exactly one month since my last pathetic post. Lordy, was I ever in a pit when I wrote that! Amazing what severe, ongoing pain and around-the-clock narcoti ... Read on »
Snowballs, toothaches, and a brief sense of wellness by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Had my slew of scans done during the first week back from vacation. Great results! Many places where there had been cancer before, no longer showed any signs cancer, such a ... Read on »
Vacation boosts the soul! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all! Had a great vacation in Hawaii with my family (husband, kids and mom)! Visited Pearl Harbor, Volcanoes National Park, a black sand beach, the towns of Hilo & Vol ... Read on »
Rolling along by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yep, I've officially failed at my new year "to do" of blogging more often, after only 2 months! I really don't know where the time goes, all I know is that I'm ALWAYS busy ... Read on »
Good news and changes by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday I went to MD Anderson for my Avastin infusion and to visit with Dr. Green. It was a chaotic morning at home. We had a low tire on the van, our tire gauge quit wor ... Read on »
Ups & Downs by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I am sorry that my last post was a little too much for a fellow cancer fighter. I certainly understand how it could upset someone getting ready to enter treatment. As I sai ... Read on »
Cancer talk by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hello all, and Happy New Year! Thanks for reading my rambling blog posts. I am doing fairly well, and I continue on the same two chemotherapy agents. Right now I have somet ... Read on »
Update and great news from Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I am always amazed at how much time flies by between my blog posts! I have now had 3 doses of Avastin. The infusions have been every 3 weeks. Around day 3-4 I get a seve ... Read on »
Kim's progress by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I need to post more often, because I can't keep everything that's happening in my head for too long! As mentioned in my last post, I was started on an oral chemotherapy ... Read on »
Love every minute of life! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My name is Mary, I am 46 years old. In Dec 2009, I felt a small lump in a week, I went for my Mammogram on Dec. 30th, 2009. They took a lot of pictures, I was moved ... Read on »
We all deserve to have a beautiful life by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My name is Mary, I am 46 years old. In Dec 2009, I felt a small lump in a week, I went for my Mammogram on Dec. 30th, 2009. They took a lot of pictures, I was moved ... Read on »
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 »
How Kim kicks off breast cancer awareness month... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It's somewhat ironic that I would be kicking off breast cancer awareness month with the start of new chemo. Here is an update on what's been going on with me. This week ... Read on »
My cup is 1/2 full! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Jenine, You have such a positive attitude and this is good medicine! You inspire others with your story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Amy My motto ... Read on »
God bless my mom... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Kim, Thank you for your honesty and sharing your story with us. Learning to accept help can be difficult, but it is a time in your life when you really need support. Amy ... 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 »
Cruise for the Cure by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Amy, I understand your feeling of wanting to do something. Big or small we all can do something to promote breast cancer. Thank you for organizing an event in your are ... Read on »