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

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

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