I am a 44 year old woman whose breast cancer returned in August of 2015. Instead of talking about this with people in my life, I have decided to write about it anonymously.

The first time I went through breast cancer and treatment in 2011, few people knew (despite my lovely bald head). I liked not identifying with the disease. Not having people look at me with pity or sorrow. I liked going through treatment and not having people ever ask me how I was feeling as though I were more fragile than they are. We are all fragile…

I may change my mind this time around and tell everyone. For now, I am choosing to navigate this with a handful of close friends. And with you if you choose to read my blog.

UPDATE: I have started to tell people who are close to me. Most – but not all – of my family knows what I am going through. I have remained largely private about my journey though for the reasons mentioned above. At some point I may decide to lift the anonymous veil, but for now, this works for me.


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  1. Please please please print this out, put it in an envelope and mail it. Not for anger or retribution or any of those things. It needs to be said out loud and to your Dr.


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