Category Archive: Thoughts & Feelings

May 01

The Longest Year

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Today, May 1st marks the one-year anniversary of the day I heard “Christine, I’m sorry it came back positive for cancer.” Today, I’m finding myself super emotional. Well really I’ve been pretty emotional the last few weeks thinking about this day and how quickly it has approached. I see so many people online in my …

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Mar 08

Petition For Change!

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Hi Everyone! If you are my Facebook friend you have probably seen me posting from my page and Live From Stage IV’s Facebook page about this petition asking that Komen put 50% of its donations toward research and innovation. We are close to 7,000 signatures which is amazing but we need 10,000 to actually do anything …

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Mar 07

Do We Become Losers?

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For our Stomp Out BC campaign, our friend, Kate Crawford (follow her blog at Kate’s Chronicles of Cancer), had come up with a great idea: to make images of quotes from our fellow MBC sisters of what it’s like to live with metastatic breast cancer. We got an amazing response and the words were powerful! …

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Oct 13

Oct 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and during this month there is one day dedicated to Metastatic Breast Cancer. Today, October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. That’s right, we get one day out of the whole month to recognize that there are people fighting for their life with a …

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Oct 07

Organizations I Love

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My last blog started getting in to where the money actually goes when everyone is buying Pink which made me think I should also post about all the different organizations out there claiming to find a cure. When I first got diagnosed I started looking into all the organizations out there and was pretty disgusted …

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Oct 03

Think Before You Pink

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As I discussed in my last blog, I love the color pink. I mean what girl doesn’t? However, pinkwashing has become a little too much over the years. According to Wikipedia, pinkwashing is defined as “the promotion of consumer goods and services using the pink ribbon that represents support for breast cancer-related charities.” The idea …

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Oct 01

Welcome to Pinktober

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Pinktober has arrived and with it we have pink in our face everywhere we look. I love the color pink, don’t get me wrong, but with it in my face constantly, it makes me think about what it all means. When I was first diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer this past May, I …

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Aug 30

Accepting the Things We Cannot Change

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When you first hear the words “You have Cancer” so many thoughts go through your head. First you are in complete denial because there is no way this happening to you. My first thought: “I’m only 30 and 30 year olds do not get metastatic breast cancer.” Next you ask how this happened because there …

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