• Chemo Treatment #1

    I went in for my first chemotherapy treatment and my sister surprised me with a lovely gift of things she knew I’d need for my chemo sessions as well as home care: Lip…

  • Reconstruction – Part One

    Third time’s a charm… I finally got my first saline injection; the first step toward eventual reconstruction. I was told that some people find saline injections really uncomfortable, but it wasn’t bad at…

  • Medi-Port Placement

    On Monday, I went into an operating room for a third time since being diagnosed with cancer; this time is was to get a port surgically implanted in my chest. WebMD has a…

  • Quick Updates

    I took a considerable break from posting, and I apologize. However, it was for a good reason. As you know, I’ve been writing and posting after the fact, so – spoiler alert –…

  • My Hair

    I have always worn my hair long, with one exception in elementary school when my mother cut it short because she didn’t want to deal with it anymore. Otherwise, it’s always been long.…

  • Chemo Class

    When I told my daughter that I was going to this class, she thought it was cool, and slyly asked if I was going to make friends with the other kids in my…

  • Meeting My Oncologist

    So… I had my first oncology appointment; and I have to say, I didn’t leave there feeling terribly optimistic; or at least I wasn’t as optimistic as I was before the appointment.  …

  • A New Chapter

    Tomorrow begins a new chapter, as I will be meeting with my oncologist. We met at my first care team meeting, but I haven’t seen her since. I’m feeling a bit odd as…

  • Second Breast Cancer Surgery

    The surgery was successful! My surgeon was able to remove the dead skin and stitch me back up again. He found a bit of ‘older’ blood causing some visible bruising on my skin,…

  • A Bump in the Road

    I left off last time by saying that there was an area of my skin that my doctor wanted to watch. And so we did. It did not improve in appearance. I went…