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Barbara Carlos

In July 2011 Barbara Carlos was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. A resident of Hawaii, she works in administrative support at a college and has retirement as her career goal. Music keeps her sane, as side effects of chemo and radiation linger. Overweight since childhood, she keeps trying to lose the estrogen-laden fat that her cancer loves.
Prosthesis is another word added to my cancer vocabulary.
October 20, 2017
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Chemo brain is one of the many side effects of chemotherapy that can affect us. If you have it, you may not even notice that you have it at first.
October 08, 2017
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so be prepared to see pink everywhere you turn.
September 27, 2017
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At one time, the word “cancer” was only whispered and never spoken out loud. Times change, but sometimes it’s hard to let those you work with know that you have/had cancer.
September 18, 2017
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These are just some of the things that have changed in my life since my mastectomy. Maybe they are things that I have chosen to change.
August 06, 2017
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For years, the news has been full of stories about opioid addiction. I am just glad that painkillers that actually killed the pain were available when I needed them.
July 19, 2017
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For many who have been through the experience, whether you call it a return, recurrence or anything else, it’s something they lay awake at night thinking about, and worrying about.
July 07, 2017
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Whenever I exercise, I seem not to know what I am doing. Is it lack of coordination or is it too much attention to movement?
June 22, 2017
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