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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 9, 2015: Warning – We’re Under Reconstruction

I don’t think I’ve ever dedicated a post to the reconstruction process before. I’ve discovered several women are starting to follow this page because they are walking a similar path or are having to decide which fork in the breast … Continue reading

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January 3, 2015: 6 Weeks Post-Op

There’s a reason in days long gone a person waited six weeks before returning to work after a major surgery. It takes this long to mostly heal. Range of motion is still a bit limited and painful if I move … Continue reading

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December 20, 2014: 4 Weeks Post-Op

I’ll try to separate double mastectomy with reconstruction from chemo during this post. 1. I can sleep in my bed again! 2. I no longer need all my speciality pillows. 3. I can sort of sleep on my side, but … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014: Changing Seasons

Today was a great day! The sun was shining, so I went for nearly a two mile walk. I walked all the way down to the trails I used to run. Most of the trees have all lost their coverings, … Continue reading

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December 11, 2014: 3 Weeks Post-Op Observations

1. I can be left unattended for a few hours at a time now. That means I can usually get up and down without assistance, I’ve figured out how to work my remote (no, not really, but I’m learning), and … Continue reading

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December 8, 2014: The REALITY of Cancer

In a conversation today with my 16 year old daughter, K’Lee, we were discussing this journal. I made some statement about how I tried to keep my posts honest and real except for maybe . . . And K’Lee suggested … Continue reading

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