Author Archives: Pink Ribbon Road

About Pink Ribbon Road

This blog is about receiving and living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

I Am A Unicorn

I’ve been told I’m special and one of a kind my whole life. It wasn’t always intended in a positive way. But I suppose it is the truth. I’ve said this before – everyone is different. Everyone’s cancer is different, … Continue reading

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A Year After the Craniotomy

October 1, 2019 Today was the one-year anniversary of the craniotomy where a tumor the size of a lime slice was removed from my brain. It was also my quarterly scan day where I have my CT scans, bone scan … Continue reading

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A Million Regrets

I had dreams. I had aspirations to be great. I did nothing to achieve any of them. I’ve squandered gifts, both material and talent, along with countless opportunities. I grew up wanting to be a surgeon and to teach. I … Continue reading

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MRI Symphonia

Entrada Once upon a time, I was a music composition and theory major. Life happened and for a number of reasons, I had to give that up and do something else. When I went back to school years after I … Continue reading

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See You Later, Ed Ackerson

I first met Ed Ackerson, a force majeur on the Twin Cities music scene, when I was 12 and we were in the same 6th grade class. I’d just moved to the suburbs of St. Paul from the inner city … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of Home Health Care

April 2019 I can say with absolute certainty that I had different expectations for how home health would work. I thought I would feel and be cared for in the same way I would be in a hospital or healthcare … Continue reading

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My Lucky Day

September 13, 2019 Today was Friday the 13th and a Full (Harvest) Moon I was having some minor vision issues again last month, so I asked about moving my MRI up. The scheduler called two weeks after my request and … Continue reading

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