I often get told about how brave I am, how strong I am, how well I handled the cancer, surgeries, chemo, and now life after it all. The truth is – I haven’t handled it well at all. I just don’t let that side show; I smile often even when I want to frown. I … Continue reading I Laugh to Keep From Crying
After more than a week of being so absolutely miserable, I finally got a real diagnosis and medicine that works. I have been having what I called “phantom stomach aches” for the past couple months. As with pretty much everything that goes wrong with my body, I attributed it lingering side effects from my almost … Continue reading Sickness…Revealed
Christmas is only a few days away and I’m doing my best not to feel so bummed out. I know that I survived cancer, trust me, I count my blessings every day. But I am having a hard time coping with “life after cancer (and chemo).” Not many people rallied around me when I was … Continue reading Feeling Pretty Bummed Out These Days
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
Recently I spoke with a young woman whose mother died of breast cancer at a young age. She is in her early 30s and trying to decide if she should take the BRCA mutation test. I am not a doctor (and don’t play one on TV), but I gave her my personal opinion…She asked me … Continue reading Should You Take the BRCA Test?
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…
Today is a day that I will never forget! I got the amazing news that the chemo worked and my breast cancer is in remission! October 12, 2016 is one of the best days of my life. I suppose that it’s only fitting that I finish my chemo treatment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Because … Continue reading My Breast Cancer Is In Remission