Over the years, I’ve encountered people who apparently are rarely sick and have never taken a single prescription medication. For me, it has been akin to finding a unicorn. But apparently I’m the rare one. Back in the days of yore–when medical files were still in paper format–you could easily spot mine on the shelf…Read more »

One Does Not Simply…

Warning: Totally Honest Cancer Post Ahead. During this latest go-around with cancer, I’ve encountered quite a few people with some misguided notions as to what it’s like to go through chemo. To them, feeling bad the day of the chemo infusion is understandable, but the day after? Well, recovery should be almost complete. One does…Read more »

Fear and Gratitude

Some days you just want to step away from your life and say, “Enough.” Today was another visit with my oncologist, and it was one of those days. It seems that the plans for treatment and surgeries have grown more complicated as the weeks have passed. As of today, there’s chemo, bilateral mastectomy, hysterectomy, Tamoxifen…Read more »

Being a Two-Timer and Other Things

It’s not what you think. Seriously. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma) in 2004 at the age of 31. At that time, I had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. When I went in to find out my current biopsy results in July 2016, I expected a recurrence. Instead, the surgeon…Read more »