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…

Three Month Cancer Screening: Success

I would be a damn liar if I said that I haven't been stressed, preoccupied, and scared shitless the past few weeks waiting for this first screening since finishing chemo 3 months ago. Three months ... That's it. Honestly, it feels like a lifetime ago, but also like it was just yesterday that I was … Continue reading Three Month Cancer Screening: Success

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

14 Side Effects of Chemo and What to Do…

I experienced so many weird side effects when I underwent chemo. During that time I feverishly searched Google to find out if these side effects were a result of the chemo and if they were, were they normal?  I found that pretty much anything weird that happened to body was a result of the chemo … Continue reading 14 Side Effects of Chemo and What to Do…

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