Monthly Archives: July 2011

Now Leaving CancerLand! POO POO POO!

This coming Tuesday, August 2, 2011, with G-d’s help, I will undergo bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.  May G-d guide the surgeons and medical team, along with my team of Street Fighters, and allow me a ‘refuah shelaimah’ so that … Continue reading

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Why the Loss of my Furniture is More Devastating to me Than the Loss of my Breasts

Five years ago this month, I suffered a loss.  Right before going in to teach Public Speaking at a San Fernando Valley High School, I looked down to notice one of the side stones of my great-grandmother Miriam’s (may she … Continue reading

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Upholstery and Stuffing

I saw Dr. W this afternoon, and am sure I made the right choice.  If nothing else, the guy is a mentch on a bench.  We began our meeting with a quick game of show and tell, then I got … Continue reading

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Recliners and Foobs

Well, I am two weeks and counting on the life-changing surgery that will take place August 2, 2011.  Because of who I am, I am a planner and organizer, sometimes more than an activator, but that is another blog for … Continue reading

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The Teams They Are a Changin’…

Last night something happened that has never happened to me before.  I got a call from Dr. Kitty, NOT to discuss the results of a pathology report, but to discuss Dr. Lukka.  She was very surprised and concerned with my … Continue reading

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Adding to the team…

I hope this post serves as advice for any other warriors out there that have been visited by The Guys In The White Van.  If you get bitten by the breast cancer bug and choose to remove and reconstruct your … Continue reading

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You look GREAT! So why mess with what you have?

During the past week, well-meaning individuals have felt compelled to give me their advice about Miri’s Choice.  Two in particular stand out.  However, because the nature of the conversations were so personal, I can’t go into the detail I’d like … Continue reading

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