GPS For Survivors

One good way to make someone crazy is to continually invalidate their experience. There are many ways to accomplish this, all of them mild to moderate variations on “gaslighting” someone, or “ruthlessly manipulating an individual, for nefarious reasons, into believing something other than the truth.” I’ve been on the receiving end of several versions, more […]

Posted in: Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Fatigue, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, My Work Life, Nitty Gritty, Research, Survivorship by Kathi 16 Comments adulthood, blog, breast surgery, depression, fatigue, friends, healthcare, loneliness, optimism, responsibility, survivorship, vulnerability, websites, women

All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe

Updated January 20, 2010; links to research articles added. I’ve just been giving myself a crash course in how to read CT scans. Not for the faint of heart, trust me on that, although you get to say mysterious things on your reports, like “there is some minimal linear subpleural opacity…which may be related to…radiation […]

Posted in: Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Fatigue, Health & Healthcare, My Work Life, Radiation, Research by Kathi 1 Comment asthma, breast cancer, breast surgery, fatigue, healthcare, pulmonary changes, radiation, side effects

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Did you ever find yourself doing something innocuous that unexpectedly unhinges you? You’re cleaning out a closet, say, and you come upon the umbrella your mother bought that weekend when you took her to the Big Apple for her birthday to see a play, and you got caught in a sudden rain shower. And you […]

Posted in: Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Health & Healthcare, Life & Mortality, My Work Life, Nitty Gritty, Survivorship by Kathi 4 Comments adulthood, breast cancer, healthcare, insurance, money, mortality, optimism, responsibility, vulnerability, women

In The Picture

I positively refuse to say anything serious in this post. I spent a lovely, frivolous evening playing with Photoshop, updating the ‘self-portrait’ I’d concocted last year by pasting on a more current version of my face. This bit of nonsense was unwittingly spurred on by my most recent blog Sistah, Jeanne, who has been writing […]

Posted in: Art & Music, Attitude, Play, Surgery & Reconstruction, Survivorship by Kathi 9 Comments Amazons, Art & Music, avatar, blog, blogging, clothes, fashion, friends, Fun, geek-i-tude, women