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Cheers to 8 Years Cancer-Free!

Celebrating eight years cancer-free is a monumental milestone in my life, a journey marked by a rollercoaster of emotions, treatments, and the profound realization of life’s fragility. Through this journey, I’ve learned to cherish every sunrise, the taste of good coffee, and the simple act of waking up feeling healthy—a reminder of how precious life is and the importance of savoring…

Cancer Survivor – 6 year ‘cancerversary’ reflections

For most of you April 29th is just another day. For me, this day is a reminder of when my life changed forever. April 29th 2015 was the day I had both breasts and 13 lymph nodes removed, and breast cancer was evicted from my body. I am a 6 year cancer survivor.
Hearing those dreaded words, “I’m afraid you have cancer…

Five Year Breast Cancer Survivor – What that means

I’m here!!!! Recurrence is THE worst fear for those who’ve battled breast cancer, and five years is an important milestone.  I was completely caught off guard when I heard those dreaded words, ‘you have stage 2 breast cancer.’ When you’re given a cancer diagnosis, the immediate goal is to remove the cancer, and complete treatments to reduce…

Breast Cancer Survivor: Four Years Later

Hey! I’m still here! It’s been 4 years since my world was rocked and my life was forever changed. My thoughts as a breast cancer survivor…

Women with Breast Cancer Could Avoid Chemotherapy

A few years ago, if a women was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was an automatic chemotherapy and radiation sentence along with whatever surgical options were planned to remove the cancer. I fell into this category with my breast cancer diagnosis. I used these tests to make the agonizing decision whether or not chemotherapy would provide a large enough risk of recurrence to warrant the…

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 &hellip…

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. Here’s what to expect for the first 5 days…

What To Expect On Double Mastectomy Day

This is ‘Hot Hubby’ taking over the blogging for the day.
Making the decision to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis is terrifying. Here’s what you can expect during surgery…

Breast Cancer Husband: One Year Later

A unique perspective on cancer recovery from a husband’s point of view. This powerful blog post reflects on the challenges and emotions faced during the journey of recovery after a double-mastectomy…