I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2008 at the age of 42. The month of pink ribbons and messages of “breast cancer awareness!” Who is not aware of breast cancer? I was reminded of my personal connection to this awful disease everywhere I went, even in the grocery
The love of my life, Steve and I were beyond excited to welcome our first child in 2007. Shannon was born with a 50% chance of survival. In 3 days, she passed away in my arms of a heart and diaphragm defect. Our second child passed away 9 months after
May 22, 2015 is a day I will never forget, the day I received a phone call that turned my world upside down. It was 5 months before our wedding and we had just mailed our save the dates. I went to get a lump that I found checked out,
I first felt the lump just prior to our ten-year wedding anniversary in April 2015. Initially, I didn’t think much of it because I was in pretty good shape, and I didn’t have a family history of breast cancer. However, I had a gut feeling that I needed to investigate
Last summer on June 10, 2015, at 31, I got the worst phone call of my life. I found out that biopsies confirmed I had estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. The doctor regretfully said that the adjacent lymph node also tested positive for cancer making me a Stage 2A. My
“I’d heard about all of the amazing benefits of sensory deprivation tanks from a friend, so for my 38th birthday I treated myself to a “float.” I went in on Friday morning and it was, in fact, amazing! I felt like a million bucks for the rest of the day.
“The hardest part of my entire cancer experience was calling my Dad to tell him. He had already lived the nightmare of losing his wife, my Mom to breast cancer 27 years earlier, leaving him with two young daughters to raise. I was only six and my sister was three.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 14th of this year. I am a very active runner and work hard at eating clean. I was shocked to discover that I had cancer, especially because I am only 29. I also discovered that I have the BRCA 2 mutation, which
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