good stuff

i learned something from this one

This article explains why some of us get so annoyed when cancer “awareness” campaigns focus on saving the “girls” or the “tatas” or – well you know what I mean.Lots of food for thought here and I learned some things about cisgender privilege and breast cancer.From “Every day feminism, It’s a longish read but very …

update: stable

I have now had 17 intrathecal (injected into my brain) treatments of the Herceptin. I’m getting used to it.I had an brain MRI on September 15.It showed all visible tumours to be stable. There were no new visible tumours. As I said, in an email to family: “The brain MRI shows things to be stable. This …

good things

Time for another one! What would yours be?In random order, the things that make me happy these days:Lynn Miles.Billy Bragg.Tea.Thinking about Canadian travel.Colours.Massage and reflexology.My friends and chosen family (and that includes lots of real family). My sister (because that bears repeating).Dark humour. Dog faces. Tim (for 25 years this month. Over half my life). …

the myth of early detection

This is a link to an excellent article in Psychology today. It addresses the myth of early detection. I know it is comforting to believe that if you catch cancer early you can prevent it but that’s not how it works. It’s such a fraught notion that it can be hard to explain. This article …

others’ eloquent voices

I was actually doing much better between when I blogged last time and when I went in for CyberKnife radiation last Thursday. I was walking and eating (and had even been out for dinner once and gone to book club). I was still needing to rest a lot but I could see the improvement in …