my life, now with breast cancer.

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This incredible video captures a showdown between cancer cells and the T cells that act as the shock troops for your immune system. Thats right - youre actually watching a T cell defeat cancer. Science Videos, Science Geek, Cell Video, Microscopic Photography, Microscopic Images, Human Body Systems, T Cell, Hematology, White Blood Cells

Watch a killer T cell in action as it attacks a cancerous cell - Geek.com

The human body is an amazing instrument that has the ability to heal itself from a variety of different maladies. One of the tools the immune system uses is called a T cell …

Fentimans - I thought they used to do their pink lemonade in a clear bottle too. Jamaican Recipes, Jamaican Cuisine, Rum Beer, Fentimans, Rose Lemonade, Cocktail Drinks, Cocktails, Eat Happy, Shandy

Fentimans | Home of botanically brewed beverages

Botanically Brewed isn’t a trendy label we use for marketing; it’s the technique of making premium quality drinks, that has been handed from generation to generation of the Fentimans family.

"What breast cancer is - and is not" Brave breast cancer survivor tells the Susan G. Komen Foundation where to stick their right-wing politics and religion. Breast Cancer Survivor, Susan G Komen, Good For Her, Cancer Fighter, Brave Women, Love And Respect, Before Us, Cancer Awareness, Feminism

What Breast Cancer is, and is not!

Shout out to Susan G. Komen Foundation, my description about what my Breast Cancer is, and is not. (pardon the poor audio quality of the built-in mic on my d...

Humorous and uplifting video created by a young cancer survivor: S Cancer Patients Say Cancer Humor, Leukemia Awareness, Guy Names, Felt Hearts, Cancer Treatment, Thyroid, People Around The World, Breast Cancer, Sayings

S#!% Cancer Patients Say

Parody of Shit Girls Say Made by Woody Roseland Filmed at Presbyterian St luke's hospital. Follow @woodyroseland https://twitter.com/#!/WoodyRoseland And che...

This is what the first few days after chemo are like. We've learned ways to deal with the nausea as best as possible, but the bone-deep fatigue gets worse and lasts longer each round, as do other cumulative effects. I can't remember much about the time I've spent in this state, since chemo began, but I've spent a lot. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Fatigue, Breast Cancer Awareness, Good To Know, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, The Cure, My Life, Knowledge, Positivity

This is what the first few days after chemo are like. We've learned ways to deal with the nausea as best as possible, but the bone-deep fatigue gets worse and lasts longer each round, as do other cumulative effects. I can't remember much about the time I've spent in this state, since chemo began, but I've spent a lot.

My yoga teacher, Jerome Mercier, accompanied me to chemo on the second round. He is from France. He is a goofball here, cheering me up while I marinate in healing poison in the next chair. His wig is one of the "cranial prosthesis" samples on mannequins in the clinic. Shortly after I snapped this photo, a nurse began teasing him as she administered chemo to a 94-year-old patient in the next bay. Turns out that patient was from France, too: a World War II survivor. Her daughter told us she… Mannequin Heads, Cheer Me Up, Face Light, How To Speak French, How To Stay Awake, My Yoga, Yoga Teacher, Old Women, Breast Cancer

My yoga teacher, Jerome Mercier, accompanied me to chemo on the second round. He is from France. He is a goofball here, cheering me up while I marinate in healing poison in the next chair. His wig is one of the "cranial prosthesis" samples on mannequins in the clinic. Shortly after I snapped this photo, a nurse began teasing him as she administered chemo to a 94-year-old patient in the next bay. Turns out that patient was from France, too: a World War II survivor. Her daughter told us she…

Chemo-nomics: Chemo-nomics. Above, about a hundred bucks or less of medical cannabis. This is enough for many, many doses against chemo sickness. Below, 3 pills that effect for 3 days, 500 dollars after my insurance. There's no generic for it, so: major gouging. It's one of the few pharma drugs that does work on me for this. Pot works differently, and I use them both.    EDIT: If I insert the dollar sign and numbers in this post, Pinterest splashes a banner with price over the image… Dollar Sign, Medical Cannabis, Pills, Breast Cancer, Drugs, Health Tips, It Works, Numbers, Banner

Instagram post by Xeni Jardin • Feb 24, 2012 at 3:25pm UTC

121 Likes, 16 Comments - Xeni Jardin (@xenijardin) on Instagram: “Chemo-nomics. Above, about $100 or less of medical cannabis. This is enough for many, many doses…”

Purple glass and silver seeds. Purple Glass, Breast Cancer, Earrings Handmade, Seeds, Strength, Spirit, Pairs, Style Inspiration, Drop Earrings

Purple glass and silver seeds. My friend Lori (hrlori on Pinstagram) makes these and sells them, a portion goes to breast cancer research. I'm wearing this very pair as I type this. Lori is also going through treatment for breast cancer. She's about a year ahead of me in the process, and doing great.

The Diagnosis: essay with photos for Boing Boing, just after I learned I had breast cancer. Cancer Cure, Breast Cancer, The Cure, My Life, 10 Years, Sample Resume, Strength, Photos

The diagnosis

I have breast cancer. A week ago, I had breast cancer, and the week before that, and the week before that. Maybe five, eight, even ten years ago, the first bad cell split inside me, secretly. But I…

Resembles my life these days, too. Little plastic bottles, green and petrified amber. Anti Nausea, First Iphone, Drug Free, Plastic Bottles, Dice, Medicine Cabinet, Pills, Breast Cancer, Cannabis

My medicine cabinet, with breast cancer. I actually have lots more, but couldn't fit them all in one iPhone snapshot. For instance, the (very effective, for me) anti-nausea drug that costs 500 bucks for three pills, eMend, isn't in this shot because I threw away the packaging when I finished the pills. But I'll be buying another of those three expensive pills tomorrow, for Wednesday's infusion. Each chemo round, they give me new drugs. I used to have nothing like this in my house; no…

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Here I am on a "good day," 1 month and 5 days into a dose-dense chemo schedule with Adriamycin and Cytoxan. This is 10 days after my third AC infusion. 5 days earlier I was a zombie. I am bald and I've lost 20 pounds, among many other radical physical changes the chemo brings.

In chemo, I spend a lot of time in this state. This was taken 5 days after the second chemo infusion. I'm well enough to move around the house, but energy fades fast. Cancer Cure, 3 Months, Breast Cancer, The Cure, Two By Two, Healthy Living, Take That, Bicycle

In chemo, I spend a lot of time in this state. This was taken 5 days after the second chemo infusion. I'm well enough to move around the house, but energy fades fast.

This is what I looked like the day after the first AC infusion. I was puking a lot. I can't remember anything about those first days of chemo other than the puking and nausea and pain, and the meds we used to try to deal with it. Breast Cancer, Stupid, Life, Gardens

This is what I looked like the day after the first AC infusion. I was puking a lot. I can't remember anything about those first days of chemo other than the puking and nausea and pain, and the meds we used to try to deal with it.

Receiving third round of chemo, Adriamycin and Cytoxan, otherwise known as AC, otherwise known as hell. Lupus Facts, Medical Information, Health Facts, Breast Cancer, Third, My Life

Receiving third round of chemo, Adriamycin and Cytoxan, otherwise known as AC, otherwise known as hell.