Why All The Weight?

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I am that person who has to watch every calorie that I intake and do twice as much exercise just to maintain my already heavy weight. After being diagnosed with breast cancer I fell into a bit of depression. I was scared I was going to … Continue reading Why All The Weight?

My Story Isn’t Over

I’ve wanted to write blogs on so many subjects, at so many different times, but I haven’t. It’s an odd feeling, and one that I don’t know if I can adequately explain, but I will try. It’s been nearly 2 ½ years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and last Saturday, June 9th, a … Continue reading My Story Isn’t Over

Free Cancer Resources

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, as a 35-year old single mother with no family in the area I had so many things on my mind ... how am I going to take care of my son, who was only 10 when I was diagnosed? How am I going to take care of the … Continue reading Free Cancer Resources

It’s Been Awhile

Wow ... it's been over four months since I've written and A LOT has happened since then!  My final breast surgery on Sept. 7, 2017 went well and for a change, I didn't get extremely sick on the anesthesia and was able to go home the same day, which is a contrast from most of … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile

Nine-Month Cancer Screening

I went in yesterday for my 9-month cancer check-up with my oncologist. For the past week I was on pins and needles – and my anxiety level was through the roof. As any breast cancer survivor will probably tell you – we all live with the constant fear of the cancer coming back. We have … Continue reading Nine-Month Cancer Screening

A Reflection on Last Year

I’m a little late for my “one year ago today I began chemotherapy for my triple negative, aggressive, invasive breast cancer” post…but I feel that it’s time to reflect. It was June 9, 2016 and my best friend stayed the night with me the night before. My treatment was at 8 a.m. and we got … Continue reading A Reflection on Last Year

Dating After Cancer: How and When?

When is it ever a good time to try to begin dating after a double mastectomy … and after cancer? Is it 6-months? A year? Two years? I’ve pondered this so much lately. I think the answer ultimately depends on the person, and for me … I think a little over six months of my … Continue reading Dating After Cancer: How and When?