Joining the Clan of the One-breasted Women

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 21 years ago. It was a terrifying event. My husband Yumi and I allowed ourselves to feel the magnitude of the inner terror that we were both experiencing. And then Yumi said: “How long shall we feel afraid? Three hours, four? After that it is not an event to cope with anymore. It is an adventure to be lived.” He re-named cancer the “cellular challenge.” And he named the adventure we were embarking on “rallying around the boob.”

We called those who rallied with us the “boob brigade.” A friend, who observed our unique approach, interviewed me about my embrace of the “cellular challenge.” It became a book called “Sacred Choices: The Gentle Art of Disarming a Disease and Reclaiming Your Joy!”

Twenty-one years later, an uninvited guest knocked at my door; a diagnosis of breast cancer, a new and different cellular challenge. I decided to write about it. I am calling it: “The Diary of an Amazon.”


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Testimonials about THE DIARY OF AN AMAZON: Joining the Clan of the One-breasted Women:


  1. Etta Goldman, Clinical Social Worker, Imago therapist

    I have just finished reading your Diary of an Amazon. What a unique journey! What a unique individual! It was a bit of a rollercoaster to read, and I found myself profoundly involved – at times laughing out loud; other time tears rolling down my cheeks; awe and wonder at the spiritual connections, and your unwavering connection to the Upward Trend, no matter what. I know your last chapter was about bringing conscious understanding to this ‘tikkun’, but thank you for your generosity in sharing it with us, including the elements which propelled you on your ‘adventure.’ It is a legacy for us all. But mostly it is “100% authentic Hedy”!

  2. Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT

    I am enjoying reading your Amazon Diary and feel very honored to have the opportunity. You are a deep inspiration to me on this journey of life.

  3. Geraldine Hollander, M.A.

    Thank you so much for sharing this diary! It is masterful and I could not put it down. I am so in awe of you!


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