How long have I got left – in memory of Paul Kalanithi

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Photo credit: cupofjo.com

I first read about Dr. Paul Kalanithi through this post on Cup of Jo.

His words came to me the day I found out my melanoma had become metastatic.  I couldn’t believe it.  I was heartbroken, but his piece was so timely, and so comforting. Continue reading

PICC line delight

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And by delight, I meant torture.

“A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PICline) is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g. for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition).” – Wikipedia

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Melanoma advocacy – Beard Season

Photo credit: beardseason.com

Photo credit: beardseason.com

The guys at beard season are doing a great job.  From art exhibits to beard baubles, they have taken instagram over with their impressive beards in order to promote skin checks in honor of their friend Wes Bonny who had melanoma.  Strong, well designed campaign – check it out here.

Liebster award – connecting fellow bloggers

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I have got an invitation by lifeasiinterpretit to participate in the Liebster award.

I am not sure why it is called an award, but I decided it would be a great opportunity to link some of the bloggers here; I have chosen those who blog about non-toxic, EWG friendly natural beauty products. Continue reading