Category Archives: mastectomy

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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August 3, 2016: Today’s Worth Celebrating!

Today’s worth celebrating! Every day is actually, and this date reminds me why every day should be cherished.    August 3rd, 2015, I was told I was in remission! At that moment in time, NO cancer could be detected in … Continue reading

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July 10, 2015: Celebrating Life

In a couple of weeks, I will be celebrating my 1st Lifeday! What’s a “Lifeday” exactly? Many of us celebrate our birth each year on our birthday, which is typically the day we were born. Well, on Aug. 3rd I’ll … Continue reading

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January 10, 2016: About That Boob Job

Me: I have breast cancer.  Many Other People’s Reply: At least you get a free boob job out of the deal.    It’s NOT free! It’s not a boob job. It’s an amputation with prosthetics. There’s a HUGE difference!    … 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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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. A year later, I went to my … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015: Why Joshua 1:9?

When you go to a doctor and you are complaining of pain they ask you to rank your pain from a 0 (no pain at all) to a 10 (the worst pain you’ve ever experienced or imagined). A mastectomy is … Continue reading

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