Health

Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk and Optimize Your Health

Can I introduce you to the incredible lady who saved my life?  I was very unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2015. Dr. Kristi Funk was my breast surgeon who performed my double mastectomy to save my life (no biggie!) Dr. Funk is now my friend, supermom to triplet boys, TV show host, breast cancer surgeon to the stars (although I like to…

The Other Side Of Breast Cancer: 3 Years Later

Breast cancer permanently changed my life three years ago today. Each year I spend time thinking about my experience. In a weird way, I think I might even be happier now.  Read my thoughts about life on the ‘other side…

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Volunteer

The benefits can be amazing when your child gets involved in community service, regardless of the capacity. Here are 5 reasons why your child should volunteer…

Breast Cancer: Dealing With Survivor Guilt

The hard reality about cancer is that not everyone survives the fight, and it’s very hard to accept that death is a part of this disease.  Read more…

Tamoxifen Is The Devil: Read Why!

Great news! If you’re the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer, and your particular cancer is hormone positive, ‘all you need’ is surgery, maybe a little radiation, and the magical drug tamoxifen. I say this in jest… read on…

10 Hard Truths About A Cancer Diagnosis

When you hear the words ‘you have cancer’, lots of things change.  Here are 10 hard truths about a cancer diagnosis…

Double Mastectomy: The First 5 Days

I’ve never felt such pain, panic, fear, and devastation after waking from my double mastectomy. It’s hard to even put into words. Read about the first 5 days here…

What To Expect After Double Mastectomy: Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1 and 2 post double mastectomy were by far the worst. The pain was unbearable and the anesthesia slowly moved through her body. Read more here…

What To Expect On Double Mastectomy Day

This is ‘Hot Hubby’ taking over the blogging for the day.
Sam is in surgery now, and I’ve assumed the controls (insert Dr. Evil laugh here).  It seriously takes an anesthesiologist for me to get a word in. But, if you know her, you know that already…

Breast Cancer: 5 tips to survive PET/CT and Bone Scans

“Mom, what does it feel like to be radioactive, is it cool!?!?” – Julian age 10 My oncologist was able to get a baseline PET scan and body scans authorized by my insurance company (yes, the insurance companies often deny these as they are very costly… WTF), to check my whole body for ‘hot-spots’.  Not to be confused with…