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5 Unexpected Lessons I’ve Learned Through Breast Cancer Treatment

Skip the freezing spray when they plug in your port. For me, the spray was more painful than the plug in itself.  After a couple of weeks you barely feel it – I know in the beginning it doesn’t feel that way, but truly, you do “get used to it” – ya know about as much as you can get ... Read More »

7 Truths I’ve Learned from Losing my Hair to Cancer

Holy crap, losing my hair has been hard, even though we’ve now reached the point where my sense of humor about all of this has returned and I’ve started joking (and writing) about the loss.  With the loss has also come a dawning of personal reflection, laughter, and some important lessons.  Since I’m a pretty public person, much of this ... Read More »

Catching up on Cancer…

First of all, let me just say again how amazed and moved I am by all of the love this amazing community has shown me.  I am staying positive and upbeat about the entire process, if just a little impatient to get things started, and a lot of that is due to the messages of support I receive from my ... Read More »

Hurry up and wait…meeting with the surgeon

I have a confession.  For those of you keeping tabs, last Friday, I met with a highly recommended surgeon to discuss what options we have for treatment. After finding out that I would need to wait a bit longer than I would have preferred, an hour and a half to be exact, I took to Facebook to vent my frustration. ... Read More »

Made Breathless Twice in Less than 24 Hours

It’s true what “they” (who are they anyway, has anyone figured it out?) say about how your life changes in seconds and how the diagnosis of cancer can leave you breathless.  What “they” fail to mention is that the response and outpouring of love that you receive after a diagnosis like this will also leave you breathless. Tomorrow I will ... Read More »

Because life isn’t fair, Amanda.

Disclaimer: I’m writing this Wednesday night after little sleep, overwrought emotions, and little focus.  But I feel the need to get this out. Please bear with me. Saturday night, after a fantastic date night with Jon and an Everclear concert that was just what I needed, I found a lump in my right breast.  Nothing will ever be the same.  ... Read More »

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