Sunday, October 26, 2014

Please visit my new website

Hello my friends!

I am so excited to share something new with you.  I have received a wonderful gift.  A new Website!!
I am still Leslie's Cancer confessions.  Only now I am on a .com instead of being hosted on blogspot.  The past three years here have been wonderful.  The content won't be drastically different, but it will be able to stretch and grow more.  I am so so pleased that we will  share this adventure together.  Please follow this link to see what has happened so far.  You will find all that we have shared over this past few years in the archived posts page.  It will be an awesome journey creating new content for you as we walk this path of cancer together.
The support, and encouragement you have given over these past three years has been just wonderful.  I am thankful beyond what word can express for all you lovely women and men who are going through this all with me.  I'll be looking for you on this new domain!  How exciting!
http://lesliescancerconfessions.com/

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Please bookmark the new link and be sure to follow me on the social media platforms that you are already subscribe to!

Leslie

Friday, October 24, 2014

October update

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Avon, what are you thinking?

A copy of the email that I wrote to Avon in regards to their very insensitive ad. It has me very upset. This is just not a cute disease. I am just so angry about this. Let's stop being aware and start doing something beyond feeling ourselves up. Let's get a cure!!!!


I am writing in regards to your avon "check yourself" campaign. I am a woman who has lived the past three years with metastatic breast cancer. I "checked" myself in 2000 and was diagnosed with right breast cancer and treated. I checked myself with yearly mammograms, pet scans, mri's and cat scans and was diagnosed with mets bc because of a routine pre-surgical x ray and blood test. My normal mammo and pets ect didn't discover my spreading disease, it was a test done pre surgery. So, lucky me huh? Your ad is offensive and misleading, as well as uneducated and uniformed. Women/and men who could develop breast cancer or metastatic breast cancer are not being served well by your ad. It would have been better spent money if you had given it directly to research. Shame on you. Should you wish to learn more about this disease from women who live and are dying with this disease, please check out my blog www.lesliescancerconfessions.blogspot.com or http://jillscancerjourney.blogspot.com/ or http://www.butdoctorihatepink.com/ or http://lisabadams.com/tag/xeloda/ or http://mbcn.org/.
All of these web sites can inform you better about what you are missing in your ad.

Leslie Bowlus

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The awareness machine-By Ann Silberman

Hello friends,

I hope you all are enjoying Autumn, with its pumpkin lattes and cool crisp weather!  I have been a bit lower key this week.  My very heartfelt intention to film and update didn't work as expected.  I filmed three different videos and deleted them all as unacceptable to share with you.  So, Here I will just give you a blog post update.  As well as share an incredibly well written and intellegent article by fellow cancer blogger Ann Silberman.  This article says IT ALL!  My mind has been seriously blown by the detailed information and knowledge that she has shared in the writing of this article.  I am linking it in the below post. 

How am I?  Well it has been an emo week for me.  Lots of highs and low low lows.  The important parts are that I had my 3 week check up, and all seems pretty routine, except for an increase in the amount of fluid in my lungs.  Still not enough to warrant a thoracentisis though.  I'll have a chest xray before my next appointment to compare to my recent scans and xrays.  I won't know what my tumor markers are for a few days.  They had been climbing again, but were only slightly higher than the normal range last month. So no big alarms there.  Overall, its cancer business as usual. 

But please do check out this article.  It will really be worth your time.  You'll be glad you did. 
Here is the link:

 http://www.healthline.com/health/breast-cancer/turn-from-awareness-to-research

Thanks for stopping by,

Lesllie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Seriously, show me you are out there

I am seriously frustrated!  I have been blogging about  my cancer journey for three years.  I have two, TWO followers on my blog.  I get lots of views, but no subscribers, (thanks MO and MOM) but cancer is my life.  It is breast cancer awareness month.  Everyone is talking (lots of talk no damned action) about it.  It would mean a lot to me if you would follow, or like or thumbs up my blogs or videos.  If not, there is zero point in me making them.  Time is precious, I don't want to waste what  I have left thinking that I am sharing important info, if no one really gives a damn or wants to hear it.

Leslie

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Webinar recap, Sadie cam, FIND A CURE!

Monday, October 6, 2014

I am......




Hello my friends,
Here is a little info so you can get to know me better.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leslie