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 →

Cancer Sucks

I have always hated that phrase. I don't know why, but even before I was diagnosed, I was never fond of it. I mean, DUH!! Of course cancer sucks!! And I'm willing to bet all the cancer patients in history can tell you that! Why do we need to make a catch phrase out of... 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 →

Bye Bye, Boobies

Tomorrow, I am heading into surgery to have a double mastectomy and to have tissue expanders put in place to start the reconstruction process (I can't believe this is finally happening!). So, I thought I would share this post I wrote a few weeks back as a little tribute to the breasts that built me.... 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 →

MRI Results

This was written on May 1. Dr. Turk had called me earlier that day to tell me that the MRI had picked up another mass and he was "officially unofficially" recommending a mastectomy and he put in a referral for a plastic surgeon. A couple of days (or maybe it was a week?? I don't... Continue Reading →

My Type of Cancer

Mmkay. I feel like I need to clarify one thing. Let’s all get this straight: I am not dying. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Yes, I could get hit by a CATS bus tomorrow because those guys are assholes, but my breasts will not be what kills me (I can say that with... Continue Reading →

The Diagnosis

This is from my journal, written soon after my diagnosis. I know it has only been a month, but after having a little time to process all of this and going back to read over some of these entries, part of me feels like I was maybe being a little over-dramatic at times. But these... Continue Reading →

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