A Japanese fashion magazine editor from Japan flew into New York to write an article about me. The magazine name is “Story.” http://storyweb.jp/ I cannot wait to see how it will turn up! I will keep you posted about this. It should come out at the end of this year. (But, it will be in Japanese 🙂 )
光文社発行のファッション雑誌Storyから、編集者さんがはるばるニューヨークまで来てくださいました！先週末 金曜日から土曜日にかけて、取材を受けました。こんな経験は初めてだったので、思いっきり楽しみました。どんな記事になるのか、とっても楽しみ！また 発行日が近づいたら お知らせしますので、Stay Tuned! 乞うご期待！
After 1 year and 9 months from my last breast cancer chemotherapy treatments (ended in November 2014), I finally feel that my nails gained again the strength I used to had. Up to this summer, my nails had been chipping, cracking, and coming into multiple separated layers all the time. I could not grow them at all. But now I can!
I am so happy to see the photos from the photo shooting from 3 months ago came out great! I am on SHARE breast and ovarian cancer support group organization’s website and it’s Fall 2016 brochure. https://www.sharecancersupport.org/ Click and see, I am on the home page!
I have a very short bucket list. One of them marked off: “A Trip to Italy!”
Tuscany’s Sunflower Field. トスカーナ地方のひまわり畑
My periods have changed to horribly heavy periods after chemotherapy and being on Tamoxifen medication for breast cancer. Read More
“Happy 4th of July,” everyone!
I am doing generally very well and enjoying the 4th of July with my family with BBQ and the fireworks!
米国独立記念日、今年でアメリカ建国240年。 家族や友達と集まって、BBQをして 夜に花火大会を見るのが恒例。アメリカでの打ち上げ花火は、独立記念日以外にあまり見る機会がない。でも、日本から来てしまうと、花火の距離が遠い気がする。そして、小さい地元の街の花火大会は、15分でおしまいで、ちょっとあっけない。家族でBBQをして、アメリカンなステーキを焼き、トウモロコシにかぶりつき、アメリカ240年、おかげ様で楽しく過ごせました！
No news is the best news when meeting with my oncologist for semi-annual check-up of my breast cancer. This was my 2nd check-up after completing IV (Herceptin) injection treatment in July 2015. I was thinking “please don’t tell me anything” and crossing my fingers when my doctor hand-examined my breasts. I hope to keep “nothing” news in my future. This time, it was nothing, yay! Read More
I had a PhD graduation ceremony! I am even more officially, well… I had been since February… but, Dr. Yoko! I started the PhD program in 2001, that is 15 years of my work. I am so proud to be able to come this far. Thank you so much for supporting me, my family, friends, colleagues, my blog readers, and my professors. Along the way, I started to teach Economics at US colleges since 2004, got married, had a baby, had been raising my son in bilingual, got breast cancer, completed chemotherapy, finished reconstruction, completed my dissertation and the graduation ceremony was the closing of the PhD program!
I marked the 2nd year anniversary of the cancer diagnosis on May 19. Today, 2 years ago, it changed me so much.
I have attended a wedding in Japan about 2 weeks ago. My friends from high school were there and some of them, I had not seen them for 20 years. Many of them didn’t know about my cancer.