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

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

Living Life – Unapologetically

I often look back at my Facebook memories and see where I was a year ago at this time. As anyone who follows my blog and know me knows, I am very transparent about my cancer journey. I was even more so on my Facebook because I could write short status updates when I was … Continue reading Living Life – Unapologetically

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?

Breast Expansion Complete

If you've had a mastectomy (single or double) with reconstruction then you probably know what this is. If not, you may be wondering what kind of weird drugs I'm into.  Nope, no drugs here (other than whatever chemo may be left in my body) and the occasional pain pill because of the pain from the … Continue reading Breast Expansion Complete

What Can I Do About These Mastectomy Scars?

I've been cut in the same place across my chest four times in less than a year. Granted, my amazing plastic surgeon was able fix my mastectomy scar a bit during this last surgery. He removed those gross "flaps" off my sides and was able to make the scar a little thinner - it was super … Continue reading What Can I Do About These Mastectomy Scars?