My Final Surgery

Tomorrow, September 7, 2017 I'm having my final breast surgery. I'm excited and extremely nervous at the same time. Tomorrow, my surgeon is removing the temporary breast tissue expanders and inserting the permanent silicone implants. It's been a hell of a ride since getting the call to come in for a follow up mammogram back … Continue reading My Final Surgery

I Was Mad at God

Even though it was almost a year ago, I remember it like it was yesterday … I had just come home to Maryland from a nice two-week vacation visiting my family and friends in Kansas for the holidays and I was ready to get back to my crazy busy life. It was January so that … Continue reading I Was Mad at God

After My First Chemo, I’m So Overwhelmed

It’s been two weeks since my first chemo treatment on June 9, 2016- a lovely concoction called  Docetaxel + Doxorubicin + Cyclophosphamide (TAC). All this is finally becoming real … and I’m not ready.  Not that it wasn’t real before. Trust me, I went from a 40DD bosom to not having any breasts, four surgeries, … Continue reading After My First Chemo, I’m So Overwhelmed

On The Eve of My First Chemo Treatment

Just shy of four months after being diagnosed with Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Aggressive Breast Cancer and with four surgeries from April 20th – May 23rd, I am sitting in the recliner in my family room crying. The stitched area across my chest, where my breasts used to be, is still sore from all the surgeries. But … Continue reading On The Eve of My First Chemo Treatment

Mastectomy: The Removing of My Breasts

I had the first of what turned out to be many surgeries on April 20th. I went in for my double mastectomy with reconstruction; it’s technically called bilateral mastectomy with delayed-immediate breast reconstruction. They were removing my breasts and then placing expanders behind the tissue in my chest with the goal of slowly expanding my skin … Continue reading Mastectomy: The Removing of My Breasts

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