At Least One Thing Wasn’t Permanent 

After my very first chemo treatment on June 9, 2016 I immediately had a menstrual cycle. It was completely out of cycle, but I figured it was the chemo messing with my body. It was horrible, chemo sickness and nausea, and then cramps to boot! But then it went away in two days. I thought … Continue reading At Least One Thing Wasn’t Permanent 

A Year Ago Today I Lost My Boobs

A year ago today I went in to have my double mastectomy with partial reconstruction. I knew that they were removing my breasts, but I don't think it really sank in until I woke up later that night and felt like ... I had the entire front of me removed. Even though I was on … Continue reading A Year Ago Today I Lost My Boobs

A Year Ago Today…

Today is my one-year anniversary. Not a good, love-filled anniversary, but the anniversary that flipped my world upside. A year ago today, I was diagnosed with invasive, aggressive breast cancer. I knew this day was coming and I dreaded it. I knew the feelings would come rushing back; I'm just happy that it fell on … Continue reading A Year Ago Today…

More Decisions To Make…

I met with my OB/GYN yesterday. It was the first time I’ve seen her since she ordered my annual mammogram last year. My oncologist was wonderful at keeping her in the loop and sending her all of my test results so she knew about my breast cancer. I expressed my concern that I still haven’t … Continue reading More Decisions To Make…

Ready to Reconstruct

I had a lot of issues with my mastectomy with partial reconstruction – so many that after about a month of extra ER visits, appointments with my surgeon, hospital stays, and extra surgeries that I finally had the expanders removed.  I am the exception and not the rule, but the pain I endured for almost … Continue reading Ready to Reconstruct

Express Yourself

I had to wait 4 1/2 weeks until my surgery, on top of the 3 1/2 months I had already been talking to doctors, having tests and waiting. I was so sick of waiting. I have this deadly disease and had been told by my oncologist that it’s one of the most fatal on its own, but … Continue reading Express Yourself

How My Son Coped With My Breast Cancer

One thing about being a single parent is that we have to be strong. We have no one to share the load with – mentally, emotionally or financially.  So we’re forced to suck whatever life throws at us up, put a smile on our face and keep it moving. Even if life throws cancer at … Continue reading How My Son Coped With My Breast Cancer