March 9, 2018. That's the day my life changed. Before that day my biggest worries were shredding that last five pounds or explaining to my six-year-old daughter how babies are made. Those things seem so silly now. Now that I have cancer. Never in a million years would I think that I would get cancer. … Continue reading March 9
As part of the tradeoff for keeping my boobies (I had a lumpectomy vs mastectomy), I need to have a mammogram or breast MRI every six months. No big deal, I thought. Well that was until my first follow-up mammogram came looming around the corner and my mind was having a hard time keeping sane. … Continue reading I. Can. Breathe.
It’s official, I am in my late 30’s! 38 to be exact. Never in a million years would I have thought 37 would bring so many challenges and life lessons. But I have learned some much along the way – especially about my body and mind. It’s crazy there is so much we don’t know … Continue reading Another Year Wiser
I guess it’s a good thing that life gets busy and you forget have cancer. Until you get knocked upside your head with very abrupt reminders. Case in point… Last week I went in for my radiation simulation – that’s where they pinpointed where they will focus my radiation treatment using a CT scanner and … Continue reading Never a Dull Moment
I can move my arms over my head! Not a big feat for most, but after my breast cancer surgery I was a bit limited in my range of motion. It’s been three weeks since I went in for my surgery – and my personal decision was a double lumpectomy. I went to San Francisco … Continue reading Frankenboobs
I am so relieved to be through chemotherapy and the side effects that accompany it. I wanted to have a centralized place to share what my body, and mind, was going through over the last five months – hopefully you never need to know this information for yourself, but maybe it will help someone. So, … Continue reading Chemo 101
It's been almost four months since I received the most frightening news of my life - my primary care provider called me while I was at work and told me I had Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and that I probably wouldn't receive much treatment because it's moved beyond my breast - and that I … Continue reading Last Chemo + GOOD News
Being a cancer survivor is as much a mental game, as a physical. There have been many days that I have felt great and can keep this diagnosis off my mind. And other days where my mind gets the best of me. And on those days I try to breathe and stay present. Sometimes it … Continue reading Mind Matters