• 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 –…

  • 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…

  • Surgical Follow-Up

    Two weeks post surgery and it’s time for my surgical follow-up. I met with my plastic surgeon and he looked at all my incisions and the drains. We were required to keep a record…

  • Post-Surgery, Part Two

    In my last post, I talked about one of the results of having a mastectomy: the drains. They’re (not-so) fun. But wait, there’s more! I was going to make a part three, but…

  • Post-Surgery, Part One

    Surgery is over. My breast has been removed. And there were no major complications. But because we started late and apparently my body wasn’t ready to wake up; we didn’t actually make it…

  • Surgery Day

    This has been both the longest and shortest week of my life! With just one week from meeting my Care Team until my surgery date, it has been a whirlwind of thoughts, calls,…

  • The Hardest Thing

    I told my kids. Even with everything I’ve been through in my life, including an abusive husband, telling my kids I have cancer is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Now I’m sure…