New outlook on life, WHO DIS?!

I had a really long talk today with one of my bosses. I've introduced her in at least one other post as Audrey. She is the CFO of our [as of recently] 50+ person company, and resident "House mom". She's from New York and is basically my idol. She has a very dry sense of... Continue Reading →

Holding Things Together… Barely

Back when I first started blogging about my breast cancer journey, I wasn’t writing anything that I wasn’t quite a few days (or weeks) removed from. But that has changed since then for a couple of reasons. One being, I’m all caught up now. And two, I think it’s only fair that those of you... Continue Reading →

Cancer Messed With the Wrong Broad

Somebody fucked up. Excuse my language, but it’s true. I got my biomarker results back from Duke yesterday. The Estrogen levels in my invasive cancer were 98% and my Progesterone was 58%. These are much better numbers than the ones Novant gave me of 21% and 22% respectively. I don't know where or how they... Continue Reading →

So… Chemo or Nah…? Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, my oncologist sent my tumor sample off to have the Oncotype tested. If you recall from previous posts, she expected it to come back a fairly high number since my Estrogen and Progesterone scores were on the lower end (as is typical in that situation), which would mean I'd need... Continue Reading →

STIM Injections Day Two

Well, day two is in the books. I hope. I'm not totally sure because Murphy's Law has struck again. Today, I went to a friend's parents house to cook "Sunday" dinner (where I had a great time and totally love her family and getting to meet them!!). We got there around 3pm to start cooking... Continue Reading →

The Pesky Port

Well, the mysterious, migrating port has officially been found!! Last week, after my half-fill appointment, Dr. Criswell had told me to go home and tend to my wounds with ice and massage over the next few days before we tried again. I didn’t really get how massaging it would help since she'd just spent 20... Continue Reading →

Some Good News and Some More Good News

First thing's first: My oncologist called me yesterday to tell me that my sample was NEGATIVE for HER2!! This is good news because it rules out the year-long chemo treatment I would've needed had it been present. It is bad news because I now have to wait two more weeks for the Oncotype result to... Continue Reading →

So… Chemo or Nah…?

Well, I hope that those of you who are on this journey with me are prepared. It's time to buckle up your seat belts and settle in for a long flight. First, some good news: I GOT MY DRAINS OUT! I never thought I'd see the day!! And I am so. Freaking. Happy. Life is... Continue Reading →

My Story On Depression

So, I'm gonna be honest here: Kate Spade's death hit me a little harder than it should have. I know people sometimes cry over celebrities' deaths but I've never really been one to do that. I didn't know this woman. I only recently started being able to *sometimes* afford her handbags. Hell, she hasn't even... Continue Reading →

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