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Cancer Sucks: The Surgery

I was SO glad it was only 48 hours between my appointment with the oncologist and the surgery. I was as nervous as a cat and couldn’t concentrate on anything. 

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Bodies

Cancer Sucks: Pre-Op

I have cancer.  Those are words I never imagined I would utter, much less write.  My parents, especially my dad, had cardiovascular problems, so that would not have surprised me a bit, but cancer?  No way!

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Ladyguide: So You’re Having A Hysterectomy

So it’s time to send your uterus and/or ovaries away for not toeing the company line.  The Internet is full (and I mean full) of stories of women who’ve had the procedure, and there is no shortage of horror stories.  I’m here to help.

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My Downsized Uterus

This is a piece I wrote a few days before I had a hysterectomy to treat a prolapsed (meaning it burst through the cervix like an alien baby through a Nostromo crew member) fibroid tumor.   The surgery started at the exact same time as President Obama’s inauguration,  I made the joke during surgery prep that […]