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I need some time. 時間がかかる。
Yoko Katz November 2, 2019

I need some time. 時間がかかる。

My bone biopsy itself went well. I had an appointment with my oncologist. (JP:日本語は英語の後に)…

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"The Same Day” 「同じ一日」
Yoko Katz October 20, 2019

"The Same Day” 「同じ一日」

Despite my hardship of passing days these days, my schedule is practically the same….

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Homepage in Japanese 日本語のページ案内
Yoko Katz October 6, 2019

Homepage in Japanese 日本語のページ案内

I am ready to promote this in Japanese now. A hompage is now available…

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Launch of a campaign! 乳がん月間にご協力をお願いします!
Yoko Katz October 1, 2019

Launch of a campaign! 乳がん月間にご協力をお願いします!

Visit www.healinheels.com for more detailed info about this campaign! Hip Hip Hooray! I am…

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A big cynical timing 最高に皮肉なタイミング
yoko katz September 26, 2019

A big cynical timing 最高に皮肉なタイミング

I am emotional, upset, unsure, panicky, and I cry here and there with my friends and colleagues, but I have been working on this big project for the last 5 years and it is almost ready, a very ironic timing ever. I have been wanting to help mastectomy post-operation patients with a special blouse, called Relaxip. I will be running a fundraising campaign in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to lower the price of the product to serve more patients. Stay tuned! But how it came to this timing is so ironic and cynical. I cannot laugh about this how bizarre it is. 

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My Story Hits on Amazon! アマゾンで発売!
yoko katz September 13, 2019

My Story Hits on Amazon! アマゾンで発売!

Many thanks to Marquina Iliev-Piselli! Her book, Tough: Who Survived Cancer is now on Amazon, and you can find my cancer story in it.

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Coping with Anxiety. 不安と向き合うには
yoko katz July 7, 2019

Coping with Anxiety. 不安と向き合うには

Check this out! For cancer patients, this TED Talk has great contents! The three things Dr. Olivia Remes says help coping anxiety, I found help cancer patients who face a great deal of anxiety. (Photo during my cancer treatments) (日本語は後に)Three things are: To feel that you have the control of your lifeForgive yourselfFind Purpose, feeling that you can contribute to someone

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Awareness of Survivorship 癌サバイバーたちの存在
yoko katz June 27, 2019

Awareness of Survivorship 癌サバイバーたちの存在

Coming Soon! It is good to know that there are many cancer survivors out there! (日本語は英語の後に) Recently, I joined a cancer survivorship book project that Marquina Iliev-Piselli has been working on. She had been collecting 40 women's cancer survivorship stories, and (guess what!?) my story made it to the very last addition to the stories.

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5-Year Mark on Breast Cancer! 祝・癌宣告から5年
yoko katz May 19, 2019

5-Year Mark on Breast Cancer! 祝・癌宣告から5年

Today, I marked 5-year since my breast cancer diagnosis! Amazing! (日本語は後に)

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Year 2019's Resolution 今年の目標
yoko katz January 5, 2019

Year 2019's Resolution 今年の目標

A happy healthy new year to you. (Japanese at the end: 日本語は英語の後)

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Cancer, Hats, and "To Live"  癌と帽子と「生きる」
yoko katz October 17, 2018

Cancer, Hats, and "To Live" 癌と帽子と「生きる」

I am really excited that my hats are on a musical stage, "Ikiru" in Tokyo, Japan since October 8, 2018, until October 28.  This made-in-Japan musical is called "To Live," (or "Ikiru," in Japanese) and it is based on the Akira Kurosawa's same title movie from 1952.  It really means a lot to me to be a part of that movie story.

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4th Year Anniversary of My Breast Cancer Diagnosis 宣告から4年目
yoko katz May 19, 2018

4th Year Anniversary of My Breast Cancer Diagnosis 宣告から4年目

Today is my 4th year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis.  For how many more years, will I remember that day so vividly?  Probably for awhile!

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A Healthier New Year!
yoko katz January 4, 2018

A Healthier New Year!

A Healthier New Year 2018, to you! (日本語は英語の後にあります。)

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Am I "Healthy" after Cancer? 癌治療後の私は「健康」なの?
yoko katz October 12, 2017

Am I "Healthy" after Cancer? 癌治療後の私は「健康」なの?

I had to think twice before I answered, "I am healthy today," 3 years after my breast cancer diagnosis.  Have you thought about what it means to be "being healthy?"  New definition is needed, let's think about that. 日本語は英語の後にあるよ

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After Surgery, Back to Work! 術後、お仕事復活
yoko katz September 11, 2017

After Surgery, Back to Work! 術後、お仕事復活

After 2 weeks of the recovery time, I went back to work.  During these recovery days, I had basically no social life, no make-up and no hair-do.  Some friends pop-up to check up on me, and that cheered me up!  But otherwise, I was getting a low self-esteem over time.  So, dressing up brought back my good energy!  I really needed that effect from the styling.  

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Marking the 3rd anniversary of breast cancer diagnosis 乳がん宣告3年目
yoko katz May 20, 2017

Marking the 3rd anniversary of breast cancer diagnosis 乳がん宣告3年目

Three years ago, today, I received a phone call from a radiologist.  My husband also pictures exactly where and what position he heard the terrible news when I picked up the phone that day.  I still believe that was not done right that I was told "all three were cancer," and I was not informed of the stage of my cancer.  How scared I was, you cannot imagine.  The internet information only terrified me, telling me in statistics of "5 year survival rate."  When I was completely, I thought, healthy 36 years old.  My son was only 8 years old, quickly my wild and worse imagination occupied me and confined me in a darkness.  It was hard to breath, I cried for days and months. 日本語は英文の後にあり。 [caption id="attachment_2293" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A beret hat by Hats by Yoko Katz, yes, my design![/caption]

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