Category Archives: Complications

August 10, 2016: Because I Carry the BRAC2 Mutation

What happens if you have tested positive for the BRAC2 mutated gene? I’m still not sure I even know or understand all the repercussions of knowing I have this mutation. I can just write about what I know to be … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016: Slipping Back Into the Darkness

Depression was something I used to think I knew something about, but the reality is knowing about something is not the same as understanding. The deep, dark, irkiness some find swallowing them whole is still foreign to me. I pray … Continue reading

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March 10, 2016: A Blood Clot Scare

Nearly two week ago, I woke up with a shooting pain down my right arm. Every since I had my exchange surgery, I’ve had problems with the nerves in my right arm because my implant presses my port into my … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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October 29, 2015: Failing to Keep Up with the Demands of Life

I’ve been extremely discouraged as I’ve walked these past few months. I thought (hoped) the end of chemo meant the beginning of my return to life as normal. I’ve failed. 😞 I’ve been reminded since chemo I’ve had 1 minor … Continue reading

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September 17, 2015: Another Day, Another Battle

I went back to my plastic surgeon this afternoon to have my drain taken out and to get another fill. I don’t normally look at the tools doctors use. If I don’t know, it can’t hurt me has seemed like … Continue reading

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