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Facing Chemo on BUZZFEED today!

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If you haven’t heard my story already, the quotes in this BuzzFeed article nicely highlight how Robert Houser​ ended up photographing my baldness on a rainy day in my tiny San Francisco apartment, subsequently growing Facing Chemo, a photographic project and the Facing Light Foundation​. I first met Bob when he photographed me for a […]

Radiation Fallout – 0 to 100 Real Quick

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You’re looking at the last of the brown rice crispies and bananas with almond milk – my dinner dumped out all over the living room rug. But pretty cool that I hung onto most of my scalding hot cup of tea. I’m here to tell you that if a grown-ass woman face plants, but there’s […]

My Oncologist – Longest Relationship I’ve Had with a Man

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When I first found Dr. Lawry Kaplan on the UCSF website, I thought he was way out of my league – internationally recognized leader for developing new lymphoma treatments and the director of the lymphoma program at UCSF were among his cancerlebrity statuses. At the time, I was about to start first-line treatment at a […]

My Toxic Heart Monitor

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When my cardiologist first suggested that I wear a heart monitor for two weeks, I pushed back on the idea, saying that since my echocardiogram and EKG turned out OK, I was fine with those results and didn’t want to explore further. I’ve been like this throughout my health challenges. I didn’t want to carry […]

Calling Radiation DONE!

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This past Monday was my last radiation treatment. And you’ll see in the attached photo that I was awarded with a certificate of completion. I’m also pictured here with Pat and John, the two technicians who worked with me most days. John is holding the dreaded mask and I’ve also got the sleigh bells in […]