Mary B’s Illustrated Breast Cancer Blog moves to Beaver Island Arts!

Ive never run out of ideas for my health blog—right now about six of them are waiting for attention—but I’ve tired of thinking about breast cancer so much of the time. It’s been two years since my treatment and I’m feeling like myself again. My prognosis is great, my checkups all good news.

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I created this particular Blogsma in reaction to an Oprah show which I watched the day after finishing a graphic memoir (and who inspired me to do this one) written by a woman who died of breast cancer which had metastacized in her brain. I was mad at Oprah’s glib solutions to the complex problems of life, which although they have value and I really do like Oprah’s spirit, trivialize the hell that so many people go through.

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Mary’s Bag of Tricks

This week I begin publishing my breast cancer blog on, a new page of Dr. Dean Edell’s web site From now on, I will write a summary of of my current blog on my own website, and provide a link to the rest of it. . Click HERE to read the rest of this blog. To read my earlier blogs, kept since my diagnosis of breast cancer in October, 2004, go to Breast Cancer Blog.