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Hitting Home: Breast Cancer, Part 2

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Cancer, General Health, Health Coaching | 6 comments

Sometimes irony can be divine intervention in disguise.  That’s what happened to me on the road to finding a new gynecologist.  My health insurance changed and my current gynecologist fell out of network.  Time to find a new one.

After a search of “in network” options, I met with a well-respected female physician in my community.  During the first visit she quickly signaled she was listening and had done her homework by reviewing my past records before our appointment.  It was a pleasant visit.  I liked her and her staff.  Little did I know at the time that a “perfect storm” was just days away from upending my life.  A few days later, the women’s mammogram center called.  There was a problem with my annual mammogram, and I needed to come back immediately for more testing.  The cancer storm had arrived.

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Hitting Home: Breast Cancer, Part 1

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Cancer, Health Coaching | 11 comments

After much deliberation, I have decided to speak out about my breast cancer.  I was diagnosed earlier this year and have been reluctant to reveal it because I was afraid it might be a distraction.  However, October is breast cancer awareness month and the time has come to share my story.

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