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Claudia Schmidt

Slightly obsessive-compulsive, self-employed mom with 2 very cool but snarky teenage kids who just happens to have been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in February of 2010. Looking at life through a new lens now.

The Day I Shaved My Head Because I Had Cancer

Because I started out blogging about my breast cancer experience on a site called Caringbridge, I never really shared what I went through with my chemotherapy treatments on this blog. My Left Breast starts at my mastectomy and reconstruction, after I’d finished all my chemotherapy.  This is my post on  Caringbridge  from April 28, 2010, which I wrote after my …

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10 Useful Tools That Helped Me Deal With Breast Cancer

Midlife Boulevard is happy to share Claudia Schmidt’s reflections on her breast cancer treatment and recovery, including her 15 Life Lessons from Having Breast Cancer. Today, Claudia talks about how she got through chemotherapy treatment and has advice for chemotherapy patients. Here are 10 tools to help with breast cancer treatment. Read more from Claudia Schmidt …

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My Mother Was Hiding Chronic Illness

We’ve published several beautiful posts from Claudia Schmidt of MyLeftBreast.net about dealing with her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. What Claudia didn’t know until she was an adult about her mother’s hiding chronic illness. Can seeing one way of coping with a diagnosis help you deal with your own diagnosis in a different way? I Thought …

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