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Full video at:
https://twitter.com/AdamParkhomenko/status/877972190213292032
Reverend Janice Hill explains to Sen. Capito of WV how the AHCA would kill her daughter, currently undergoing cancer treatment.

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People protesting ACA repeal and the secretive (and budget slashing) AHCA are being forcibly removed from their wheelchairs outside of Senator McConnell's office. You can view the video at
https://twitter.com/RanttNews/status/877916088662503424

I have been calling, repeatedly, (1) my Republican senator, to tell him to oppose AHCA and why (and what impact it would have on my household); (2) my Democratic senator, to thank him for fighting for us and to encourage him to keep fighting by all means necessary; and (3) the Senate Finance Committee, to demand open, public hearings on the AHCA. That number is
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I have been calling my senators' health legislative staff. You can get that info at
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/senate-health-care-staffers/

If you have trouble reaching your senators in DC, you can get their full contact info, including their district offices, at
http://contactingcongress.org/

The Resistbot app will convert your texts into faxes to your elected representatives:
https://resistbot.io/

The Stance app will deliver your messages to your legislators' voicemails:
http://www.takeastance.us/

It is important to call ALL your senators, including those who are fighting to protect your health care. Here's why:
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/stop-trumpcare-june-action-plan/

Here are tools to contact your senators in especially crucial states:
https://trumpcaretoolkit.org/

Here is a way for you to submit an amendment (easy fill-in form), which will help Democratic senators hold the floor:
https://www.ouramendments.org/

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Last month I participated in this rally at our congressman's office. Originally we focused only on health care, but the events of that week broadened our scope. The top shot is a still from a video taken of the event; I've added a red arrow pointing to me (I wear a purple "Finish the Fight" shirt from the American Cancer Society). The bottom shot is from a slideshow of the event and was taken after most of us had cleared out (I'm holding the sign with the skulls). The slideshow is slightly more than 2 minutes long and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/gxKrnT43DsM. The video is almost 12 minutes long and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/NJAmd-5ek7Y.

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Except for the star field (which uses a stencil), this piece is a manipulation of one of my mammogram images. Created in ArtRage. Full size at https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4175/34645964255_6a912b18cc_b.jpg.

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My CA 27-29 breast cancer marker had been trending upward for a year and had crossed into the High range on April 21. Cancer markers aren't that reliable, but that trend had my oncologist and me concerned. The marker remained high after follow-up testing a week later.

Our next step was to see if anything suspicious showed up on a PET/CT scan, which occurred yesterday (May 11). I got my results late this afternoon via patient portal. Everything looks normal. YAY! (WHEW!) I see my oncologist on Monday for the official word, but "No hypermetabolic malignancy/metastases." pretty much covers it. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes! <3 Larger size at https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/33776645394_4af0256f32_c.jpg.

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I tweeted this image to my Congressman (after calling his office for the umpteenth time, giving his staffer what for) and posted the link on his Facebook page AND mailed copies (with my contact info) to both his DC and district offices. I had tried faxing it, but his faxes aren't answering. And I will continue to post and mail and fax as often and for as long as I can, because he needs to feel the blowback. For months he had been expressing his reservations about "Trumpcare," but he voted for it anyway. My tweet is at https://twitter.com/Elissa_Malcohn/status/860205648285401089. Original size image is at https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/34283735762_6eedd4d74c_o.jpg.

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I had been hoping to get to a Science March on April 22, 2017, but my body told me otherwise, my recent B-12 shot notwithstanding. (The closest marches to me were about 30 miles away.) I posted this shot on social media instead and did some activism from home.

I'm holding my bottle of anastrazole and wearing a Rogue NASA tee. All profits from the tee sales benefit Girls Who Code and the National Math + Science Initiative.

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Announcement in our local paper this week about the group I facilitate, Creativity Heals. I'm in the mustard-colored shirt. This photo was taken last spring, when I still wore my compression sleeve following a chemo port-associated blood clot. (The sleeve was not for lymphedema but for venous swelling from the clot.) The meeting shown was an infinity scarf workshop given by one of our members.

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I'm posting this picture in response to a request to see what my hair is like now. I finished chemo on Oct. 16, 2014 (4 cycles A/C + 12 cycles Taxol). My hair started to return about two weeks before I finished the weekly Taxol infusions. This picture was taken on Jan. 26, 2017, so I had finished chemo about 2-1/4 years ago. I still have a bit of chemo curl left, which is especially visible right after a shower. My hair had been thin to begin with, but is even thinner now from anastrazole, which I've been taking for for almost 26 months.

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Collage is made from public domain materials found via the Public Domain Review (http://publicdomainreview.org). The sky and rainbow are from Rainy Season in the Tropics (1866) by Frederic Edwin Church. Birds are from Trochilidae, plate 99 from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (1904) and (at center) Vol. 1 of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1754) by Mark Catesby and George Edwards. The egg shape at right is from Ascidiacea, plate 85 from Haeckel. Flowers are from Temple of Flora (1807) by Robert Thornton. Architectural setting is from Variae Architecturae Formae (1636), based on the forms of Dutch Renaissance architect Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527–c.1607). Done in ArtRage. Large size at https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/631/31883529691_ed82c2e6cc_b.jpg

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Riff on a holiday card. Full size at https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5833/30973887430_5de9188d4b_o.jpg. Original card image at https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5633/30973903200_348bbcee0a.jpg. Season's blessings to all!

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Ornament, done on my desktop ArtRage. (Original at https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5458/31311948475_bf19d06c97_o.jpg.) Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with love, peace, comfort, and all good things.

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