How to Use Site

T his website is broken up into multiple topic pages.  Please visit as many or as few as interest you. If you found my blog looking for information about breast cancer because a family member or loved one has just been diagnosed, make sure you read through “Just Diagnosed” and “Caregivers.”  If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and are frantically looking for information, read everything and let it all sink in.  If you are up at night because you can’t sleep, visit the “1AM Worries.” Drop me a note on what you feel is helpful and if you think of anything I’ve missed.

PHOTO NOTE:  The photo was taken by my husband, Steve on June 3, 2012 at the closing ceremonies of the Chicago Avon 2-Day Walk.  Can you find me?  Hint:  I’m in the middle of the picture, wearing a survivor dark pink T-shirt and wearing sunglasses.



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