I am guessing preparing your kitchen isn’t currently on the top of your “to-do” list, but right now in the face of a national pandemic, it’s even more important to focus on nutrient density to fuel our cells with the right macro and micronutrients to keep our bodies (and minds) strong. And while we’re all … Continue reading Nutrient Dense Kitchen 101
Next Phase – Nutritional Therapy
I was looking for a notepad at work and flipped to this page a few days ago. This is what I wrote when I received “the call” on March 8, 2018 - 2 years ago. That last word METASTATIC is what did me in. Over the following week through testing I learned that my breast … Continue reading Next Phase – Nutritional Therapy
Pink ribbons, pink drinks, pink everything. It’s October, and there’s an influx of PINK. I don’t think it’s a bad thing, it’s great to raise awareness, research funding and most of all to remind women to do their self breast exams, because as you remember – that’s how I caught my cancer. But this … Continue reading Pink Everything
I. Can. Breathe.
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.
Another Year Wiser
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
Never a Dull Moment
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
Last Chemo + GOOD News
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