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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…

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…

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…

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 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.
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…

5 Things to Do after a Cancer Diagnosis

1.  Get multiple opinions and choose your breast surgeon wisely
When I received my cancer diagnosis, I needed to quickly find a breast surgeon and reconstructive surgeon. I reached out to friends who had traveled this journey, friends in the medical industry, and of course the internet. I felt fortunate to live in a city with some of the best medical care in … Read…