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Last Chemo - Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today I completed my 8th and final chemo treatment for breast cancer. Some days it feels like so long ago. But most days it feels like just yesterday. 528 more words

One Eye Open...

It’s funny the things you learn about yourself when you’re staring down the barrel of a gun waiting to see if the chamber is loaded. 1,042 more words

'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'

Yup, I felt like Neil Armstrong yesterday for my first walk out the house, exactly one week after surgery…I was BUZZING!

Don’t remember reading about Neil needing an ice pack though…but that’s what I was doing at 9pm, holding an ice pack against my chest! 212 more words

We could make a song and a dance about it right?

I haven’t made this blog very personal yet – only because I don’t want it to turn into another one of those blogs except… the sooner that I come to my operation the more I feel I need to talk about my experience even if it is just so that it’s on… 131 more words

Angelina Jolie

Weighing Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

An increasing number of women with cancer in one breast are choosing to have both breasts surgically removed in hopes of reducing the chance of developing cancer in the unaffected breast. 680 more words

Science

What if people treated other cancers like they do breast cancer?

I’ve been recuperating at home the last week or so, healing up after my fourth and FINAL breast reconstruction surgery (just need to “dot the i’s” and I’m done, folks – high five!). 907 more words

Breast Cancer

Update: follow-up appointments and more surgery

Today’s update is going to be difficult to write. I’ve been avoiding it for a couple of reasons. One reason is because I had a bit of a breakdown following the news. 1,859 more words

Journal