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December 17, 2016: Chemo 2 Years Later

To set the record straight, I didn’t want to go through chemo. I had a horrific surgery in the hopes of avoiding chemo. I could have revolted against modern medicine and took a different route. We weighed our options. It … Continue reading

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December 14, 2016: Cancer From the Eyes of a Teenager

My daughter had to write a letter from her present self to her past self. Within that letter, her present self had to tell her past self what she would have wanted someone else to tell her at that time … Continue reading

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September 23-25, 2016: Why Nipple Reconstruction?

No breasts. No areoles. No nipples. A flat chest. Long, red scars. Loose skin. Tears. Fears. Brokenness. This was the beginning not the end.    Two years later, I can look at myself naked in front of a mirror and … Continue reading

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August 17, 2016: Dear Self, Don’t Forget How Far You’ve Come!

Dear Self,   Your routine and schedule has been messed with yet again. Remember it’s because you’re healthy, and this is a huge step forward. You are pushing yourself past your limit every day. Wow! Isn’t it amazing that you … Continue reading

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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 9, 2016: Preparing to Return to Work

I haven’t had to report to work for nine months. I haven’t had a set schedule or a strict routine. If I wanted to sleep in, take a long nap, or go to the grocery store in the middle of … 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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