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My Personal Survival Tools

By on February 24th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

A colleague recently told me that if she got cancer, she would rail at God: “Why me, Lord, why me?” She said my attitude toward breast cancer was an inspiration. While being considered inspirational was flattering, it was also off-base. Blaming God gets you nowhere and it makes you miserable on the way.

I love solving problems, so I saw my cancer as the biggest …

A Message From Dr. Marisa Weiss: Remembering the Resiliency of Elizabeth Edwards

By on December 8th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Dear friends,

I want to take a moment to give respect to Elizabeth Edwards and express my sadness at her death. She was always a very brave and courageous woman, proud and protective mother, and a tireless champion for women facing breast cancer. I had the chance to work with Elizabeth Edwards at a Discovery Health TV town hall meeting. She was warm, open, honest, …

How Has Cancer Changed Me?

By on November 11th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I encourage you all to look at the beautiful photos being posted on the New York Times website along with very short essays of how life has changed for each person who has posted their photo. I have just randomly selected a few and taken a few minutes with each person to think about what their words capture of their cancer journey and compare and/or …

When a Friend Gets Sick

By on October 1st, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Several years ago, an acquaintance of mine died of breast cancer. We were not close friends but I had known her for years and our sons were good friends—they still are. What’s most important, though, is that I highly valued her as a person—she was simply one of those people who are plain good. I knew her cancer had returned and that she was terminal, …

My Spiritual Journey with Breast Cancer

By on August 5th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

“You have inflammatory breast cancer.” On November 5, 1999, the day I heard these words, I realized I was in a battle for my life. A force I could not control was locked inside my body destroying it. The prognosis was dismal; at best I might live three years. No one of us knows the number of days or years we will live, but just …

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