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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…

10 Lessons Learned From Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I never dreamed it would all be so complicated. I also didn’t realize I’d have to make decisions that would affect my ‘survival rate’ or ‘cancer recurrence rate.’ I thought a team of doctors would tell me what to do. Everybody I met had a different opinion, and ultimately, I had to…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer…What Now?

My world as I knew it changed on March 27, 2015. I was a 43-year-old mom of two very active boys, wife of 17 years to Hot Hubby, active, non-smoker, with no family history of cancer. We work hard and play hard. Perfect right? Turns out that none of that mattered when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.
After my diagnosis…

13 Things That Every Breast Cancer Survivor Wishes You Knew

April 29th is just another day for most people, however, for me it is filled with crazy emotions. Trauma, sadness, fear, PTSD, and hope and relief. I’m a breast cancer survivor.
Two years ago my life and body changed forever when I had two cancerous tumors removed, both breasts removed, and along with all of that, I had 13 lymph nodes removed from…