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Cure Magazine

Early on in my breast cancer journey I heard about a free magazine for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers called "cure." I received my first issue around the time I had my 2nd chemo treatment in early June and I found this magazine to be so helpful in understanding more about cancer. Today I received… Continue reading Cure Magazine

Experiences

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… Continue reading My Support System

Experiences, Feelings

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,… Continue reading Reality of Chemotherapy

Experiences

Doctor Appointments: My Surgeon & Radiation Oncologist

October 9th, 2019 Mood: Excited 😁 I had a great visit with my surgeon today! Matt & I actually made him smile, which can be difficult at times, but this was a happy visit. I need to recover from chemo over the next 5 weeks, and then we are on to the next step....breast reconstruction… Continue reading Doctor Appointments: My Surgeon & Radiation Oncologist

Experiences, Feelings

After Chemo Treatments Are Over

Mood: Depressed 😫 A few days after finishing chemo I started going through some fairly serious depression. I know that it doesn't make sense...why would I be so depressed?? I made it through one of the most difficult parts of my treatment, when so many patients don't for one reason or another, but I finished… Continue reading After Chemo Treatments Are Over

Thoughts

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Some people have asked me if I am done with my journey now that my chemotherapy treatments are over, and the answer is "No". I will not be done until I have been through my 3rd surgery, radiation and follow-up imaging showing that there is no sign of cancer anywhere in my body. With that… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Experiences

Saturday Fun

October 5th, 2019 Mood: Happy 😁 We had a busy but good day....weekly shopping, went to a local fair with a dear friend to watch a friend of ours sing, had an amazing dinner on the way home. A busy day fighting fatigue as I try to get stronger and as back to normal as… Continue reading Saturday Fun