Meeting My Breast Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon

Finally, almost a month after my breast cancer diagnosis, I got to meet with my new breast surgeon and plastic surgeon today! First, I met with the plastic surgeon. He’s a very bright and knowledgeable surgeon.  We decided that my best option for delayed-immediate breast reconstruction was tissue expanders. So, basically, my plastic surgeon will place … Continue reading Meeting My Breast Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon

I Feel So Tired…Mentally

By now, it’s mid-March, I’m waiting, rather impatiently, for March 17th to meet with my surgeons. I’ve been dealing with this for almost two months, one month with only a very small group of people knowing, and then after my official diagnosis on February 18th, everyone in my circle knew.   So, what’s changed?  On … Continue reading I Feel So Tired…Mentally

More Tests, More Waiting

My oncologist gave me a Breast Cancer Gene Test (BRCA). It was a simple blood test, but due to the complexity, it takes about 2 weeks to get the results.  So we go ahead and scheduled my follow up for March 7th to get the results. He also ordered a PET scan, chest MRI, chest X-Ray and bone … Continue reading More Tests, More Waiting

What an Awesome Gift

It’s been less than a month since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I still cannot wrap my brain around it. Every time I look in the mirror I see my hair, my eye brows, my eye lashes and my breasts and I know that soon my breasts will be gone after I have my … Continue reading What an Awesome Gift

The BRCA Results Are In

March 7, 2016 – the day I’ve been waiting for since my first appointment with my oncologist on Feb. 19th- my BRCA results are in. Today is the day that I will know what treatment I will be getting.I prayed and prayed for negative BRCA results. Me winning a billion dollar lottery was more likely … Continue reading The BRCA Results Are In

Aiden’s Early Birthday Party

I’m not really sure when I am going to have my mastectomy, but I sure don’t want Aiden to miss out on his birthday so I decided to let him have an early birthday party. His 11th birthday isn't until March 16th, but I didn't want to take any chances. He has had a rough … Continue reading Aiden’s Early Birthday Party