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Breast Cancer Survivor: Four Years Later

Hey I’m still here! It’s been four years since my world was rocked and my life was forever changed… Read the thoughts of 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…

Cancer Recurrence: The 5 and 10 year waiting game!

The most scary word for anyone who has been through any sort of cancer is: recurrence. It’s funny, I didn’t use this word frequently before 2015.  Now it’s used in every single appointment, cancer conversation, and frequently in my private thoughts.   As time passes, my breast cancer experience moves a little further away from me, yet at times it…

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…

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 Side Effects After Breast Cancer Suck!

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…