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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…