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Paulette's 21st Blog Post | Saving My Life: The Value of a Second Opinion

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Paulette's 21st Blog Post | Saving My Life: The Value of a Second Opinion

I have spent much of the past week in a doctor’s office. I had four appointments, to be exact. It all started on Tuesday when I saw a new (to me) oncologist in Trumbull, CT.  Let’s call him Dr. F. I sought out Dr. F.’s opinion upon the recommendation of a member of the Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECAP) support group of which I am also a member. Our leader is the internationally known surgeon-turned-author and spiritual guru Bernie Siegel.  The purpose of my appointment with Dr. F. was to seek a second opinion about the next course of treatment on my metastatic breast cancer journey.  Our first meeting can be summed up in one word: FABULOUS!

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Paulette's 20th Blog Post | Vermont Retreat: Prelude to the Next Phase of My Journey

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Paulette's 20th Blog Post | Vermont Retreat: Prelude to the Next Phase of My Journey

Hello friends, as always, it’s good to be back with you this week.  This is a milestone for me – my 20th blog post!  Thank you all for following my story and supporting me on my cancer healing journey.  I’m writing you today from the beautiful, picturesque mountains of Vermont, where I’ve come for a few days of intensive therapy for my lymphedema, one of the side effects of my treatment for breast cancer. 

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Paulette's 14th Blog Post | Hear My Voice

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Paulette's 14th Blog Post | Hear My Voice

Today’s post is only a fraction of the wealth of knowledge I gained from the Thriving Together Conference.  As a Hear My Voice trainee, I’ll be completing at least two outreach activities in the coming year specifically to increase awareness and education about metastatic breast cancer.  One of my activities is to write a four-part series on this blog entitled Hear My Voice.  What you have just read is the introduction to this series.  In the coming weeks, I’ll address issues like men and breast cancer, the invisibility of people with MBC, resources for people with MBC, and what role YOU can play personally in the epidemic of metastatic breast cancer. It’s going to be an information-packed series, so I invite you to follow it and share it with others. 

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Paulette's Tenth Blog Post | Be Still My Soul

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Paulette's Tenth Blog Post | Be Still My Soul

Last Thursday night, March 30, when I was folding laundry and watching MSNBC, it must have been divine intervention that led me to turn to ABC after I’d had enough of the so-called news talk for the day. The time was 8:05 pm, and unknowingly, I had turned to Grey’s Anatomy. Although I can’t tell you the last time I saw this show, from the moment I saw the title, “Be Still My Soul”, I was intrigued.

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