Beginnings and Opportunities

One of my favorite words is “beginning.” No words are more powerful than “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” I am…
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A Year Ago Today

Today is the one year anniversary of James’ death. I’ve tried to let the day unfold naturally, to let it be what it will be,…
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Help for Vaginal Dryness

It’s no surprise that Diane Keaton’s and Jack Nicholson’s film, Something’s Gotta Give, resonated with women of a certain age. The movie portrayed a 50-60ish…
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Dogs and Old Lace

FRIDAY: I’m preparing the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten’s, recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon. For the first time in almost a year, my tiny house is alive…
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Thyroids and Mammograms

Do you visit your dentist once a year or get an annual mammogram? Did you know that thyroid cancer is the fastest growing cancer in…
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A Message From Komen

A few months ago I wrote, “The Komen foundation and its awareness campaign has come to symbolize our nation’s high profile effort to eradicate breast…
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Empire State of Mind

“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of,There’s nothing you can’t do,Now you’re in New York,These streets will make you feel brand new,Big…
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Boxes of Life, Love and Pain

©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Just when I think I’ve gotten over the hump, something happens, or a series of some things happen to remind…
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Life After Breast Cancer

My girlfriends and I are talking about taking a trip to Paris next year, and we’re interested in staying in a “vacation rental by owner”…
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How is Your Decollete?

“Judith” by Gustav Klimt Did you know if you lie on your side, chest muscles and gravity can form creases in your décolleté while you…
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Marriages in Trouble

©Randy Glasbergen. All rights reserved. This week Ellen Christian asked me to write about how women can reduce their risk of breast cancer for her…
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Women and Their Doctors

We all hope we’re lucky enough to find competent, compassionate doctors who spend time listening to us, then give us thoughtful answers and possible next…
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Tissue Expanders for Dummies

©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Before my first breast reconstruction surgery, I stuffed socks into my bra so my flat chest matched the size of…
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Love Loss and What I Wore

©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. While I was in New York last week, I saw Love, Loss & What I Wore, an off-Broadway play written…
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Life Outside of Cancer

Polaroid SX-70. ©Brenda Coffee. All rights reserved. Last week Marie O’Connor, a sweet friend to all and a breast cancer blogger from Ireland, wanted her…
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Hang On to Your Husbands

Did you know there are women who will try and steal your husband while you’re fighting breast cancer, struggling with surgeries and chemo and trying…
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