Oh, the irony of finishing your chemotherapy breast cancer treatment just before the infamous Pinktober. I lost my left breast and everywhere I look there are perfectly round pink breasts! Truth is I've always felt weird about this way of promoting a disease seasonally, but now I come to understand more problematic features of this… Continue reading A bunch of issues with Pinktober that are all but pretty pink
The uniboob mission – Raising awareness on the flat choice in Denmark
Now a few weeks of *not* doing chemotherapy has passed and I've had some time to reflect on all that has been and still is. I still feel like I'm in some kind of honeymoon period, feeling mostly joy and ease even though I'm not thoroughly up to normal speed again. I still get the… Continue reading The uniboob mission – Raising awareness on the flat choice in Denmark
Is there life after surviving cancer?
First thing, a few words of encouragement! Browsing through the profiles of the friends I've made on my cancer journey - after finishing chemotherapy myself - I most certainly see their situation in a new light. This is for all of you going through chemotherapy right now: Your situation right now sucks, but it'll be… Continue reading Is there life after surviving cancer?
Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
Fuck yes! Yes, yes, yes. YEEEES!!!!!! I'm out of my mind happy and yet tired and weary. This is surreal and I actually don't think anyone who hasn't been in this situation can understand what it feels like. I've done the entire six series of chemotherapy prescribed to me in April. But now it's done.… Continue reading Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
The best do’s – and a big don’t – for friends of cancer/chemo patient
If you wonder what you can do for someone in my situation or in a similar one, here's my personal advice for you, gathered from experience and written down in gratitude. A close and dear friend of mine recently reminded me of the following paradigm; focusing on and enhancing the positive things in your… Continue reading The best do’s – and a big don’t – for friends of cancer/chemo patient
Politiken kronik: Bliver jeg en freak?
Brystkræft rammer hver 9. kvinde i Danmark, og delvis eller hel fjernelse af brystet er en realitet for rigtig mange. Det er ikke nogen perifer sygdom, der rammer en lille del af befolkningen. Alligevel ser man stort set aldrig kvinder med et bryst eller uden bryster. Jeg ved hvorfor og håber på, at vi kan… Continue reading Politiken kronik: Bliver jeg en freak?
Finishing line just became a moving target
Summer is coming to an end and my favorite season is here. I love the colors of autumn, the leaves turn orange and red, and the wind and rain sweeps everything clean and fresh. But yesterday the colors weren't there at all and it was just a splash too grey. Unfortunately I had to postpone… Continue reading Finishing line just became a moving target
Take control! After all this life is yours to enjoy
Remember you are in charge of your life. Distressing events finding it's way to your life path doesn't automatically equivalent you being a victim. You have the ability to instruct yourself that just because a specific mechanism apply to many others in a certain situation, it doesn’t have to be true in regards to you.… Continue reading Take control! After all this life is yours to enjoy
11 things you want to know about chemo
Although I don't Master in Chemo for another three weeks*, I think I at least qualify for a bachelor degree. As a true scientist I will here present a list of findings that could be useful to someone going into chemo; things I wished I would have known. (And to be honest, I really, really… Continue reading 11 things you want to know about chemo
Bike on track
I had started writing a piece yesterday, it was rather depressing I guess, on how difficult things are getting and so on and so forth and yada yada. Note to self, don't write on the day of chemo; it's a bitch, the crying is happening all the time, making is hard to see things clearly,… Continue reading Bike on track