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Boob-Voyage

So hands down I have most been looking forward to writing this post about my breast cancer journey!  Why?  Because amidst a hard diagnosis, tough decisions, surgeries and the long road to recovery, this is about a very light-hearted, fun, humorous and joyous celebration.  My Boob-Voyage.  What might you ask is a Boob-Voyage?  It’s a…

The Lumpectomy

The image above is of me post-lumpectomy recovering on my couch with my faithful sidekick, my late dog Lido, laying as close as possible to me.  She was such a sweet dog, always needing to be close to anyone when they weren’t feeling well or upset.   Two weeks after my initial visit with my…

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Choosing a Surgeon

Once I had been diagnosed with cancer, my next step was to meet with a breast surgeon. Regardless of my final chosen treatment path, one truth remained – the cancer had to be removed. It could not remain in my body. My doctor’s office sent a referral to a surgeon and told me if I…

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The Core Needle Biopsy

My MRI was in mid-July. I received my results at the beginning of September and just as my doctor had forewarned me there was an area of concern. A biopsy was recommended. My biopsy was scheduled for the end of September the Wednesday after I returned from the annual Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) convention –…

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Mammograms & MRI’s

In my last post I shared with you how I received The Diagnosis of breast cancer.  I would like to backtrack and explain how I arrived at that diagnosis.  A common phrase I am becoming accustom to hearing in response to the fact I am a breast cancer survivor is: But you’re so young! Ok,…

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The Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on October 17th, 2017 at 1:50pm in the afternoon. I know that is super specific! How do I know that from memory? Two reasons. October 17th, 2017 was a typical uneventful day until that call, but I remember the date because it was my friend’s birthday. My plans to…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it seems particularly fitting to begin sharing my journey through Breast Cancer with you this month.  My hope and prayer is that my posts are both insightful and encouraging.  As with everything, information is powerful.  If you are facing Breast Cancer, I am so sorry!  I used to…