A Thanksgiving Turkey Story

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Happy Thanksgiving, dear My Left Breast readers! I thought I’d share a quick, funny Thanksgiving story from my early marriage to get the merriment going. One of the first years we were married, we were hosting Thanksgiving at our place for friends and family.  It wasn’t the first time I’d ever made a turkey, so […]

Mom, Can You Make Me Some Shrimp?

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This is the question I got from my 16 year old son on a recent weekend afternoon. Mind you, the shrimp he’s referring to is a huge 2 1/2 lb. bag of shrimp in the frig’ which I was planning to make into this delicious New York Times shrimp scampi recipe for the family dinner later that night.  To help […]

The Beauty Of Morning Rituals

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I love getting up early in the morning on the weekends. Let me rephrase that.  I hate getting up in the morning, but I love being up in the morning once I’ve managed to drag my sleepy ass out of bed. There’s something so inviting to me about an early Saturday morning when my husband and […]

The BBN Foundation: Breaking Bad News the Right Way

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Anyone who’s gone through a life threatening illness knows that receiving bad news from your doctor can be difficult and frightening.  Much of my reaction to information during my breast cancer experience was colored by the way it was shared with me by the doctor I was hearing it from at that particular instance. My OBGYN […]

13 Facts Everyone Should Know About Metastatic Breast Cancer

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During the month of October I believe it’s important to recognize all the facts about breast cancer.  The month is very focused on pink ribbons and survivors, but there is little awareness or recognition of the 155,000 women and men in the United States who are living with metastatic breast cancer. Before my own diagnosis, […]

Why I Fell In Love With Dr. Susan Love


  During this month, a lot of money will be raised for breast cancer. Here’s the organization that I’ll be supporting and why.  I hope you’ll consider it when you make your own donations. Dr. Susan Love is the President and Medical Director of The Susan Love Breast Cancer Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the […]

The Faces of Breast Cancer

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It’s October and of course that means it’s time for the pinkification of the country.  Everywhere you turn there are pink ribbons and all the controversy that goes along with them.  Rather than indulge myself in the ongoing anger about turning a disease like breast cancer into a pink fantasy world, what I’d prefer to […]

My Left Breast Site Redesign!

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Welcome to the new and improved My Left Breast! For a long time I’ve wanted to move from my simple site on Blogger to WordPress; spending hours trying to fathom what the heck the tutorials on migration from one platform to another meant, going cross-eyed over words like HTML, code, meta data, widgets and tagging, which all just sound […]