Hello! It has been quite awhile since I have written. Over the past year and a half I've been focusing on my job, my health, and my relationships. Recently I was approached by the wonderful organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer who has teamed up with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to spotlight TNBC. I … Continue reading Mental Health After Breast Cancer
Ever since my last post I have been meaning to get on and write an update. The problem was that I kept waiting until I had more information. I kept saying "I'll update after my final chemo" which led to "No, I'll wait until my re-staging scans" and then "Well I'll just wait to update … Continue reading 30% less boob, 100% less cancer
***I have been meaning to write a blog post for some time now. I also wanted to write a nice letter to Maegan. I figured I would do both at the same time! Maegan, This is quite a journey we're on. I'd lived a pretty uneventful life up until meeting you, so I like to … Continue reading A Love Letter to My Wife
January 20th will be my final infusion chemotherapy session. This is how I feel about that. I've never been one to oppose change but I have found myself to be extremely nostalgic the older I get. I never thought this would apply to anything related to cancer. This is one reason, among many, that I … Continue reading Why I’m Afraid to Get Better
That being said, I encourage all of you to clarify your resolutions this year or you may end up bald. I've heard 2016 described as a dumpster fire, a train wreck, "the worst thing to ever happen to me", among other things that would require some censoring. Well, I hope none of the people who … Continue reading When I said “new year, new me” I should have been more specific
Ahhh it's been almost 2 months since I've posted! To be honest I have been working and living (it feels like, without cancer) all month that writing kept slipping my mind! It's so nice to get on here and information-dump. While it will be a lot of catching up on your end, I hope this … Continue reading Yippee-Ki-Yay Mother Cancer!
You might wonder why I use so many bullet points and horizontal lines in my blog posts. I have ADHD and some mild chemo brain. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 16 and for years I was on meds that helped throughout college. As I got older I found ways to help myself … Continue reading Wiggin (with)out
HI, YOU CAN CALL ME ADELE NOW BECAUSE THIS IS HOW I FEEL. I was admitted to the hospital on the morning of 10/23 (around 2:00am) and wasn't discharged until the following Friday afternoon. I am free at last! I tried blogging from the hospital bed but this is as far as I got (I … Continue reading Oh Chemo, you didn’t!
This will be a quick update as there isn't too much to say! Similar to my first biopsy I was told "we will contact you at the end of the week" and both times I was contacted on a Wednesday! I guess bad news travels fast. I was at work yesterday and I got a … Continue reading Son of a lump
Last week I was telling myself that because my last two blog entries were bummers, I should work on posting something positive this week. I was really hoping that today I could tell you about my great pre-surgical appointment and how everything is going according to plan. Unfortunately, I can't do that. I really, really, really … Continue reading Another Lump in The Road