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Tuesday was the prelim. Thursday is the main event.
Right now, I am resting between sprints.
Trying to breathe.
Inhale. Pray. Exhale.

The days and weeks ahead are going to be another life test.
(Pretty sure I learned this lesson already, but, okay, universe.)
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The outpouring of concern and love I have received on here has been so far beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel so supported and strengthened by all these messages--too many for me to respond to all of them, but deeply, deeply appreciated.

Thank you so VERY much.
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There are currently 17M Americans with #cancer.
41% of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetimes.
That's nearly half of us.
Everyone knows someone with cancer.
So we have to be vigilant and we have to take care of ourselves--lower that stress, first and foremost.
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"On substance and knowledge" Melania is "most impressive FLOTUS since Eleanor Roosevelt," says this editor, who seems to know nothing about any First Ladies--especially Jackie Kennedy, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton & Michelle Obama.

Let me unpack/deconstruct this.
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Hallow is chief political writer at Washington Times. He should know better.

While education doesn't necessarily equal erudition, lack of education generally means someone does not have the same lexicon as a person with advanced degrees.

Melania has no verifiable degrees.
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Melania allegedly speaks many languages. We have never heard this. We have heard her heavily accented English.

Conversely, Jackie Kennedy spoke several languages and conversed in them at state dinners.

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A year ago today, I started intensive chemotherapy for #breastcancer, 3 months ago I finished aggressive radiation treatment. It's hard to believe it's been a year. I was in treatment nearly twice as long as anticipated and it was an incredible struggle to keep up w/everything 1/
A struggle which I often feel like I failed at. Running a small business solo is a challenge on a regular day, it becomes an other beast entirely when you're going through cancer treatment. 2/
I currently have 5 full time & 2 part time employees at my bakery @dalypies. I've always prioritized making sure my staff gets paid, even in the leanest of times, even if it meant not paying myself (I'm sure many business owners what that is like) 3/
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She found a breast lump. What should happen next?
Individual’s journey to diagnosis.
Welcome to day 3 of our
#BeatingBreastCancer series.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞1/
#thread
Grace was just washing up after exercise class; planning to meet her friends for the party later that night.

As she soaped herself, her mind was busy on other things. #BeatingBreastCancer 💞
#breastcancerawarenessmonth 2/
She rubbed under her right breast and under her armpit.
As she circled the breast again, she felt something. She paused, letting the water rinse off the soap.

And pressed her breast - yes, there it was again.
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#BeatingBreastCancer
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#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
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Welcome to Day2 of our #BeatingBreastCancer series.
Today - What’s a #Mammogram?
#thread
Simply, it’s an X-Ray of the breasts used to detect changes in the breast that may indicate cancer.
It’s used as a screening method in some countries... 1/#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞
- that means - before a woman develops ANY signs of cancer, the X-Ray can find breast changes suggesting #BreastCancer.
In the UK, it’s given every 3 years after a woman is 50y till she is 70y.
#BreastCancerAwarnessMonth 💞
#BeatingBreastCancer
Nigeria has no formal program.
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There are some other women for whom a #Mammogram is useful for screening outside the age limits and regardless of age, all women are encouraged to continue performing regular self breast examination (BSE) 3/.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞#BeatingBreastCancer
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I have been battling a new health crisis since my surgery was postponed June 15.

There is no way to adequately articulate--even as a writer--the breadth of hardship inflicted on sick Americans by the Trump presidency & Trump-led #GOP, like lame-duck @SpeakerRyan.
#healthcare
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The @CDCgov cites 133M as the number of chronically-ill Americans who have #cancer, like I do, or another illness that impedes their daily lives.

The majority of that 40% of the US population still have to work despite often disabling illness because we cannot afford not to.
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I've been writing about #healthcare in America since I was a cub reporter and put on a small story in the mid-80s that turned into a much bigger story: #AIDS.

When you're in your 20s writing about other 20somethings dying, it changes you.

Then I got #breastcancer at 26.
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Live-tweeting tonight from #UW @fredhutch with Olufunmilayo (Fumni) Olopade, Director Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics @ U of Chicago #breastcancer
Her bio >
cancergenetics.uchicago.edu/directory/oluf…
"Cancer is a Genetic Disease/Disorder" (tonight's topic)
In the 1960s, no one believed that genetics were involved in cancer. While she was a student, they discovered BCR-ABL1 leukemia
mycancergenome.org/content/diseas…
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