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tkone

Maple Valley, Washington
At 43 years old I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I have a career, a husband, a family and a life.  I also had no risk factors other than the fact that I am female.  I had no idea I would have to become an expert on cancer. I started writing about my cancer journey in May... Full Bio
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"I was diagnosed...." by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A year and 10 months after being diagnosed, I have met many, many women who have said these words to me.  "I was diagnosed......"  It becomes part of a normal conversation c ... Read on »
1 Year Cancerversary by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer One year ago, on May 7th 2008 I heard these words, "You have cancer". To be honest, I don't remember a single word of the conversation besides those three. I had waited ... Read on »
1st Order of Business by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer OK, I admit it, I am a little behind on filtering through the junk piles at home. With two kids, it just seems like the junk piles tend to multiply. Could they possibly b ... Read on »
2 more days by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well it is almost here. The Seattle Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk is almost here. I looked back at my donations and realized that I registered for this walk in January. I have ... Read on »
25 Things about Me by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This "25 things about me" list has been around for awhile, but it is still fun to do. Here are my 25 random things. 1) Though I will listen to almost any music, I ... Read on »
3 Day Expo by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today I have been asked to sit on a panel to discuss fundraising ideas for the 3 Day event. The expo is at Shoreline Community College. I am honored to be asked. I have rai ... Read on »
A Question of DNA by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The girls are on their Mid-Winter break and we took the opportunity to find some sunshine.  My parents have a condo in Palm Desert, California and they graciously allowed us ... Read on »
Aging Gracefully? by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I had the chance to go on a field trip for my niece today with my sister and the babies. I haven't been on a pre-school field trip for a long time so it was very fun to ... Read on »
Back in the Saddle by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Surgery went quite well. I ended up staying one night in the hospital for no real reason except so my surgeon could change my dressings in the morning. I am definitely swoll ... Read on »
Bad Chi by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer "Qi(Chi) is believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. These meridians and the energy flow are accessible through more than 350 acupuncture points. Illnes ... Read on »
Birthdays and Early Departures by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is my dad's birthday.  He would have been 69 years old.  He died of pancreatic cancer when he was 48 years old.  Too young.  My husband is now 49 years old and is in t ... Read on »
Blink by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As far as eyelashes go, we are pretty blessed in our family. I have long eyelashes as does my husband so both of my children have great, long, dark eyelashes. When I wa ... Read on »
Broken Hearted by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My cousin Jeff and his lovely wife Rachel lost their beautiful baby girl this week before they even had a chance to know her. It absolutely breaks my heart. Rest in p ... Read on »
Can you say Soy? by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was told that I am Estrogen and Progesterone positive meaning that estrogen and progresterone running through my body adde ... Read on »
Catch a Cure for Cancer by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer "When cancer is discovered at an early stage, nearly every patient is cured while the opposite is true for cancer detected at a late stage. The Hutch will lead the way in ea ... Read on »
Circles by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday I had the chance to do several thing and it turned out to be a great day. In the morning I had an appointment with my oncologist. Just a regular check up appo ... Read on »
Clean as a Whistle by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It has been nearly a month since my surgery. I am feeling pretty good although still have a good amount of swelling and a part of a scar that is not cooperating as much as ... Read on »
Damn Boobs by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer October has been deemed Breast Cancer Awareness month. In a month that used to be all orange and black for Halloween, now everything is pink. Pink at the grocery store, ... Read on »
Days of Freedom by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It is funny how certain dates stick with you and others don't. I knew today was November 13th and kept thinking that it was a significant day (other than being Friday the 13t ... Read on »
Doctors and Nurses and Techs, Oh My! by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This week is tune-up and preventative maintenance week.  Yesterday I had a follow-up with my surgeon and a bone density scan.  Tomorrow I have a follow-up with my onco ... Read on »