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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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My mother is a survivor! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Andrea, What a blessing that your mom is doing so well. To have a baby after all of her health issues is a true miracle. What a gift to have a close relationship with ... 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 »
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 »
There is hope...keep your faith and love your life! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Amanda, What a blessing to have your grandmother in your life. She sounds like such a fighter. She gives us all inspiration to fight through our own battles in life. I ... 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 »
Update from Kim by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Shortly before Christmas, a friend in my cancer group lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 36, with a husband and two young boys. Around the same time, a good fr ... Read on »
Keep a good attitude and don't be afraid... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Joyce, Congratulations on your survivorship! Thank you for sharing your story with us. Attitude does play a big part on how we handle the cancer experience. I hope al ... Read on »
My sister, my family... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So glad to hear that your sister is doing well! Knowing your family history for breast cancer is so important! Self exams and yearly mammograms are so critical. Early de ... 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 »
Helping other women... by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Julie, How selfless of you to participate in a clinical trial to help other women, even though you did not need any treatments after your surgery! I applaud you! Toget ... 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 »
Proud Granddaughter by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Kendra, Your grandmother sounds like a fighter. She's a wonderful example for you and your family. Cancer does seem to change lives and bring us closer together. G ... Read on »
My mastectomies saved my life by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This story speaks for itself. My name is Jeri and I am a 2-time breast cancer survivor. My experience with DCIS starts with having to tell all my friends and family ... Read on »
We're allowed to have pity parties!!! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Writing is therapeutic in the journey with cancer. We all have good days and bad days. Pity parties are allowed. This is not an easy disease to fight. We appreciate your authe ... 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 »
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 »
Dumbfounded and caught off guard by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Shelly, Thank you for sharing your story with us. You remind us the importance of self breast exams. Some tumors grow very quickly. You are courageous to undergo surge ... Read on »
Watching a fighter become a survivor by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This story is written so well by Chandra. I know that survivors like this encourge us to be better. Hello! My name is Chandra and I work at Curves in North Carolina ... Read on »
Proud Granddaughter by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Kendra, Your grandmother sounds like a fighter. She's a wonderful example for you and your family. Cancer does seem to change lives and bring us closer together. ... Read on »
Relay for Life...a way to give back! by thepinkribbonshop Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Barbara, Congratulations on being a 6 year survivor! Relay for Life is a wonderful way to give back. As a survivor myself, I also feel the need to give back and create ... Read on »