Laura Mary

Posting since August 09, 2018

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Article Talk: Life Isn't Lived In Reverse, Especially After Cancer
August 09, 2018
Thank you once again Bonnie Annis for saving me and beinging me back from the edge. I enjoy each and every one of your posts. I

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Cancer Rechecks: Coping With Worry and Waiting
February 11, 2016
I read your article the day before my 3 mo CT scan. It is my 5th quarterly scan since I got the dreaded Stave IV metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. I was first diagnosed at age 48. I was never afraid then, just angry that my life was interrupted. I past the 5 year mark, then the 10 and by then I hardly thought about it anymore. Then in 2011 during my routine mammo a "new" tumor was found. New occurrence, reoccurance, didn't much matter to me. I was, once again angry and anxious to get it all over with and get back to my life. Done. And then 21/2 years later here I am. Now I am afraid. I told myself, after I passed ...

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Tired of Cancer and the Uncertainty It Brings
January 28, 2016
I've struggled and coped and have tried to stay positive every day since my first breast cancer diagnosis in 2000, and again in 2011. I returned to my busy job as an RN, smiling everyday for my patients. I raised my 4 children with my extremely supportive husband, I never let my extended family members and friends see me in distress or sadness or uncertainty and I was minimally sad when I lost my hair.....twice. However, since the diagnosis in 2013 of my Stage IV breast cancer I have thought about the uncertainty of my life almost everyday. I cried, I was depressed, I felt incredibly guilty having to tell my children, my family, my friends, my husband and I felt guilty about feeling ...

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Finding Calm in the Face of Cancer
October 07, 2015
Ginny, I've been reading and enjoying your posts for several months. I've had a history of breast cancer for almost 16 years, starting at age 48. My second occurrence was in 2011 and for the past year I've had Stage IV metastatic to my pleural space. I've been through chemo, radiation, mastectomies, reconstruction, more chemo, more biopsies and more CT scans than I care to count. I shared your post on my FB page and a friend responded with this, "You my friend, are the epitome of keep calm and carry on." It was sweet, but if she only knew. I can identify with almost every blog post you write and I've used nearly all the techniques you talk about. Mindfulness based stress ...

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