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Funky Lymphedema

Lymphedema is… I don’t even know what to call it…so, funky lymphedema it is. In a nutshell, it is a painful accumulation of fluid in an extremity, and it is incurable. 690 more words

Breast Cancer

Axillary Web Syndrome/Cording

This morning I finally got an appointment with a physical therapist to find out what that pull in my arm is and what is causing the swelling.  715 more words

My surgery was a success!

My surgery was a success!

I of course never doubted for a minute that it wouldn’t be—I doubted it for days, mostly in the what-if-I-die-on-the-table? vein, or far, far worse, what-if-she-cuts-in-there-and-there’s- 650 more words

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Off My Game

So, I’ve been a little off this week.  I’m distracted with a possible new side effect, lymphedema and it’s completely freaking me out.  I don’t know that this is what I have, I’m going to be looked at tomorrow, but I’m so tired and frustrated.  105 more words

What's in a name?


So, I hope you all read Kristine’s post on Wednesday because I’m going to piggyback off of it in today’s post.

I had mentioned in a previous post that I have had problems with my legs and my thighs. 520 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Summer Clothing Had Me A Blast...

Hi Beautifuls!

It’s that time of year again… The ‘S’ Word. We all struggle with what to wear to disguise our limbs but still look stylish and on trend. 286 more words


Moving forward

At least, in one area of my life.

I know that there are many out there who will be thrilled (ok, that’s perhaps a rather strong word) to hear that I’ve made the decision to go for my radical mastectomy. 687 more words