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6 Radiation Treatments To Go!

Mood: Happy 😁

A week from Monday, January 27th, I will have my final radiation treatment and I will be ringing the bell! Unfortunately, I had one day this last week where I didn’t go in for treatment because the machine was down, so my final treatment day has been delayed by one day.

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Two Months After Surgery: **WARNING: GRAPHIC SURGERY PHOTOS**

Mood: Curious 😏

My breast reconstruction surgery was two months ago today. My body is still working to either absorb or push out the sutures that are still in and I am still having occasional pain from my nerves re-firing, but I am feeling good overall about the healing process. My body has been working hard to heal me and it shows. As you can see, these pictures look very different from the ones that were taken a month ago.

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My Support System

Mood: Grateful 🙂

Every cancer patient needs a good support system. I am very blessed to have many different moving parts to mine, and I feel that it is time to give them credit in not only helping me through my journey, but also being a constant in my life since I had the difficult task of telling them about my breast cancer.

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Reality of Chemotherapy

Mood: Sad 😫

I know I have written about the side effects I experienced while going through chemotherapy treatments and the after effects, so I won’t go into the details about all of that again. You can read that entry here if you haven’t read it.

This is a hard entry for me to write, to show you a part of me that breast cancer and chemotherapy have taken from me. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I take pride in my appearance. I knew from the beginning that I would lose my hair, so I bought a few wigs early on in my journey and I promised myself that I would not go to a doctor’s appointment or out in public without a wig and at least some makeup on. I didn’t want people seeing me and feeling sorry for me, and I still don’t.

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“What I Wish People Would Stop Telling Me About Breast Cancer”

I found this article earlier today and some of it rings true in my case but some of it doesn’t. Either way, I know that people mean well and that this is a very uncomfortable subject normally, let alone when someone you know and love is going through this terrible journey. I have people that I wish I would hear from, but have not, and while it is painful for them to stay silent, I understand and I forgive them…..I just hope that they do not have regrets later. I don’t want any of my family or friends taking this article personally either….trust me, if you have said something that upset me, I let you know immediately, so if you don’t remember having that kind of conversation with me, don’t worry about it. 💕

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