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The Struggle to Maintain Perspective

It’s been a rough month.

Five years ago I had a double mastectomy. The girls turned against me so I had them taken off. My only concern was being here to raise my children, 6 and 7 at the time. 1,016 more words


This just got real

Today was rough. I mean, I know I have to have surgery. It’s practically all I’ve written about here — it is the one thing I know for sure. 340 more words

Cancer Sucks

Off They Go...

13 days from now, December 31, I will undergo what will be the most daunting surgery that I have faced to date. And let’s face it, I have had a lot more surgery than the average person. 1,537 more words

Fighting Cancer

Sofia's Wisdom: Cancer Can Change How You View Life - A Survivor's Story

Photo by: maf04 (under CC sharing rights)

What would you do if you were told you had breast cancer? Any men reading this? You too could be told you have breast cancer. 429 more words


My Mastectomy Decision

This post is the second in what will be a series, documenting my experiences with the BRCA gene mutations and pending medical decisions. Thank you for following me on this journey, and please continue to send me your stories via email or in the comments below.  1,080 more words


My Unfinished Symphony

Lately, my life’s music has been more like jazz rather than pop, classical or whatever. If you know anything about jazz, it’s all spontaneous, random chords thrown here and there, things mismatched, random solo outbursts between instruments, piano plunking away…I would love it if my story and life was a complete classical symphony. 1,663 more words