Exercise After Cancer When You Don’t Feel Like It

There are a lot of folks out there who manage to get back to their pre-cancer fitness after treatment. Some of them even exceed their pre-cancer fitness. They run marathons, practice yoga regularly, take up kick-boxing, do spin classes or zumba, or walk three miles a day. I admire these folks unreservedly, but I am […]

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Five Years Later: Zigzagging Toward Acceptance

“Your biopsy is positive.” None of us ever forgets when we first heard some version of that phrase. I heard it five years ago today. And I thought it merited my emerging briefly from my blog hiatus to write a post. Two weeks ago, I saw my primary care doc for my annual physical. Last […]

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Posted in: Attitude, Fatigue, Survivorship by Kathi 34 Comments

Taking Back My Life

In three months, it will have been five years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started this blog over four years ago, shortly after acute treatment was finished and I’d returned to work. At first, it was a way to sort out the aftermath and help me convince myself that I’d be okay. […]

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Posted in: Attitude, Fatigue, Play, Survivorship by Kathi 67 Comments

Awareness Fatigue

Tell you what, dear readers, the self-proclaimed Queen of Snark is tired of this breast cancer shit. As of last Tuesday, July 24th, it’s been four years since I heard the words, “I’m sorry, Kathi. Your biopsy is positive.” About a week ago, I started writing a philosophical, seeing-the-glass-half-full sort of post, in an attempt […]

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