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November 29, 2015: Thanksgiving in my Heart

Last year I wasn’t able to travel for Thanksgiving. I had just come home from the hospital after my double mastectomy and had opted to start reconstruction at the same time instead. 879 more words

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Deb: Take 2

When I first started this blog in August 2012, I told myself that I would be truthful and not hold back when posting.  For the most part I have done just that.   1,144 more words

8-year-old girl diagnosed with rare form of breast cancer

CENTERVILLE, Utah — An 8-year-old girl in Utah has been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer.

“It was about the middle of October she came to us with a lump on her chest and was scared,” Troy Turner, Chrissy’s father, … 208 more words


From A flat to C Major

This post is entirely to enlighten you on breast reconstruction, in particular, my personal path to reconstruct my breasts after my bilateral mastectomy. So if you’re feeling particularly male and queasy at this thought, then click on by but may I just say, shame on you for not reading this post. 930 more words


365 Days

One year ago I awoke with breast cancer in my body but would go to the hospital and have it surgically removed.  It was a peaceful day, except for the RAGING sinus infection I had developed.   581 more words

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Immediate reconstruction - the decision is made

In the end I’ve decided to go for immediate reconstruction. So as soon as the breast surgeon has done the mastectomy and removed the lymph nodes from the right armpit, a plastic surgeon (or two) will reconstruct the breast using my own abdominal skin, fat and blood vessels. 1,006 more words

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