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I just returned from the doctor’s office with some hopeful news. My white blood cell count has risen a bit, and now I am at just a little above 1.0. That may not seem like much, but it’s a step in the right direction. In the midst of worrying, I recalled that my grandma died [...]

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One thing is for sure: My life never stays the same. As they say, “it’s always something.” Last week, I was surprised to hear that my white blood cell count was so low that the doctor had me take a break from my medication and rest. I did rest— or as much as someone with [...]

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I have been exhausted for the past three weeks, which is one reason I was unable to post update my blog last week. I just returned from seeing the oncologist in charge of phase one of the clinical trial I’m on. Every other week, they analyze my blood panel. Apparently, my numbers are low across [...]

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Until earlier this week, I had 20/20 vision, but thanks to a rare side effect from a necessary medical procedure, that’s no longer true. I had stepped into the hyperbaric oxygen chamber in hopes of healing my jaw necrosis. If you haven’t heard of the chamber, it is used for wounds that will not heal. [...]

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Here we go again … a sea of pink … everywhere you turn you are bombarded by “buy” pink, “think” pink and on and on.  Please, before you get caught up in the pink game, think about who or what it is you are giving money to. I am not a supporter of pink. I hate [...]

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I was invited last week to attend The Women’s Leadership Forum 21st Annual National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.   The speakers included the president, first lady, vice president, Dr. Jill Biden and Hillary Clinton.  Each of the aforementioned spoke from their perspective on what it takes to be a successful leader. I know many of [...]

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September 11, 2001 is a day America will never forget. For the past four years, we have been involved with Cantor Fitzgerald (BGC Partners) Charity Day.  It is a day when those who have lost so much come together and try to rejoice and do good for several charities worldwide. I was honored to have [...]

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I am in Cleveland, clearing out cupboards, closets, drawers etc., with the hope of getting my parents’ home ready to sell after 45 years.  My parents are moving to assisted-living, which will make life easier for them.  My mom’s arthritis is so bad that she can barely get up a flight of stairs to the [...]

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I don’t want to belabor the issue of depression, which I wrote about last week, but after watching the beautiful tribute that Billy Crystal gave for Robin Williams on the Emmy Awards, I have to reiterate the importance of monitoring depression if you have breast cancer.   There are several subtypes of breast cancer, and [...]

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Depression. People just don’t get it because they don’t understand it. To think suicide is a result of selfishness makes me want to scream and cry at the same time. We need to educate ourselves before we throw around judgement. Robin Williams’ suicide is my case in point. Depression and drug abuse were things that [...]