August 2016

Roller Coaster

  July 24 UPDATE: I broke down and went to my primary care physician this morning, as suspected I have bronchitis. There is a little worry there about my lung and my last CT scan but I see my oncologist on Wednesday and will discuss ordering a follow-up CT-scan. Yesterday’s triathlon at the Fat Clam Tri-Mom […]

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WFSB Continues Partnership with the Walk Across SECT

WFSB Continues Partnership with the Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut   Posted: Aug 18, 2016 4:25 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 18, 2016 6:02 PM EDT By Sarah Dahlstrom NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) Channel 3 continues its partnership with the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation and their 11th Annual Walk across Southeastern Connecticut. Since being founded in 2006, this local non-profit

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Melissa Babcock Johnson

Melissa’s Story  … as told by her friend, Ann B Melissa Babcock Johnson was diagnosed with stage II invasive ductal carcinoma — the most common type of breast cancer — in May 2015, a month before her 32nd birthday.   She had noticed a lump a few months earlier, but thought she was too young to

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Becoming a cancer patient

Becoming a cancer patient Published by The Day July 25. 2015 12:01AM Melissa Babcock Part two in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31. The weeks following my breast cancer diagnosis were a whirlwind of appointments, meetings, tests and decisions, but everyone I met was kind, brilliant and patient —

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A celebration amid uncertainty

A celebration amid uncertainty Published The Day – November 16. 2015 12:01AM Melissa Johnson Lots of good things have happened since my last column. I married my patient and loving fiancé, Travis, who’s been with me since long before my diagnosis and cared for me relentlessly through three months of chemo. We had a brilliant

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