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Valentine's Day, the "C" Word and ENORMOUS knockers

“O-M-G sweetheart, your tits look ENORMOUS!”. These words are screeched across the photography studio floor as the make-up artist approaches me to touch up my brows and attempt to “frou-frou” my less than mane-like locks. 606 more words

The words which saved my life

Sitting in my GP’s office hearing the looming words “your thyroid is enlarged”. As a nurse I new exactly what that meant, that most enlarged thyroids were benign, though a large airway risk and I would probably need to have it removed. 624 more words

Breast Cancer

The beginning

It’s still so clear to me to remember how all of this started. How what happened over the next two weeks would change my life forever.   254 more words

Breast Cancer

My InflammaStory: Diagnosis

My Journey to Cancerland

Not long ago I thought myself quite healthy and rarely spent time in any medical setting (beyond regular visits with my midwife). 1,013 more words

Chemoland, part 1

Chemotherapy and baby sister, the beginning of treatment

My hair started falling out in clumps just over 2 weeks after my first chemo infusion. These photos were taken just before it became noticeable and the first of many transitional haircuts. 2,138 more words

Bye-Bye Booby!

*From 4/23/16, a week before my mastectomy and a month out from completing chemo. 

I have a lot swirling around in my head. I have discomfort in my body. 1,157 more words

Not So Crunchy Lately...

I have a confession to make.

It’s been difficult for me to even think about being frugal lately. Having been diagnosed with both Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Cowden Syndrome, I don’t seem to be able to care about pinching pennies. 107 more words