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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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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 »
Under the knife by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The weather has been so incredibly beautiful and I have been able to spend time working in our yard. It is nice to be feeling back to normal so I have the energy to do so. ... Read on »
Ups and Downs by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Last night I was asked to walk a Survivor's Lap in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Kent. It is the survivors that start the relay for the participants. ... Read on »
May 28th Again by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer May 28th 2008. My husband drove me to the hospital. My parents were there when we arrived. It was their 25th wedding anniversary and instead of being out celebrating, ... Read on »
Lazy Days by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer When it is sunny in Seattle, there is nothing better. The sun has been shining for the last several days and we have been enjoying the long weekend. We have worked in the ya ... Read on »
PodCast Now Available by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The Podcast from the radio interview for the 3 Day walk is available now by following the link. It is quite a large file so will take some time to download. The interview it ... Read on »
Turn on the Radio by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer When I registered to do the Seattle 3 Day Walk I had the option of being an ambassador for the event. I checked the box and never thought anything else of it. This week, ... 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 »
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 »
Lucky 13 by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is my 13th wedding anniversary. Since I started writing this blog, I have never had trouble coming up with what to say to express my feelings, but somehow trying 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 »
Too Young by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I just read about a 10 year old girl who has just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. 10 years old!! I thought I was too young at 43. Having a 10 year old daughter myself as ... 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 »
Happy Easter by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today our Easter was rather quiet. My parents are out of town (we missed you!) and we had brunch with my sister and her kids. We made a fabulous stuffed french toast and ... Read on »
Happy Birthday by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is my dad's birthday. He would have been 68 years old. Unfortunately not only did he not get to see the 60's, he never even got to see the 50's. He died of pancrea ... Read on »
Name that Pain by tkone Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My back hurts. Also my right foot has a pain in it. I have felt shooting pains in both breasts. I am certain that I have had random pains in my life before and not worried ... Read on »