A Love Letter to My Lung Surgeon

By Muriel the Editor
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February 14, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning in 2008, which just happened to be Valentine’s Day, my two sisters, several very close friends and I walked into South Miami Hospital and into the twilight zone. Not one of us knew what was in front of us ­– especially me, the patient – but we all […]

Can We Cancel January?

By Muriel the Editor
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January 31, 2014

I have always hated the month of January.  The holiday festivities and frenzy are over, there are bills to be paid for all that merrymaking you did in December, and nothing you do in January seems to compare with December’s excitement and hopefulness for the year ahead. December brings joy, peace and love –  there […]

My Sixth Anniversary Lasts for Seven Weeks

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January 24, 2014

My sixth anniversary as a breast cancer survivor starts January 2 and ends on Valentine’s Day. It’s something I will never forget for as long as I live, as I am sure most cancer survivors will understand. I started 2008 having a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tumor in my breast. On February 14, I […]

Sharing and Caring During the Holidays

By Muriel the Editor
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November 22, 2013

Next week marks the beginning of the holiday season with Chanukkah and Thanksgiving being celebrated this year on the same day. This festive combination has not happened since 1888 and will not occur again until 79,811, which we will all miss, even for the most optimistic among us. As a breast cancer survivor, I know […]

Celebrate National Friendship Day with Your Bosom Buddies

By Muriel the Editor
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September 13, 2013

Your Bosom Buddies’ annual breast cancer survivor celebration will be held on Thursday, October 3, 6-9 p.m., at South Miami Hospital’s Clarke Education Center, and I encourage all of you to attend. Whether you’re a past attendee of the Your Bosom Buddies celebration or this is your first time, you are guaranteed to experience an […]

Good Hair Days

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August 02, 2013

Over the past several days there has been a lot of press about shaving your head in response to the picture of George H.W. Bush and Patrick, the 2-year-old son of one of his Secret Service agents. In case you missed the video, all the agents shaved their heads so the little boy would not […]

Good News About Chemo

By Muriel the Editor
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July 26, 2013

If you are a cancer patient currently going through chemo, or if you have already gone through chemo, you’re thinking to yourself as you read the above title: “The editor is really beginning to lose her mind. Maybe she still has chemo brain? Worse yet – maybe she’s getting Alzheimer’s and has forgotten her chemo […]

Cancer Reality Check

By Muriel the Editor
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July 12, 2013

Now that I’m a five-and-a-half-year cancer survivor, as time goes by I begin to forget that I’m actually a cancer survivor. I have a few reminders: I wear a lymphedema sleeve, I take Femara (an aromatase inhibitor) and I’m on a Zometa regimen (probably for the rest of my life), but I pretty much live […]

Fighting Breast Cancer requires a Workaholic 24/7

By Muriel the Editor
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July 05, 2013

I started to write this blog post from a whole different angle. The original opening sentence was “Today is National Workaholic’s Day and I’m taking a break!” It went on to say, “If you are reading this blog, I am not in the office. Please leave a comment.” But when I was doing some research, […]

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