On Tuesday, December 12th I was supposed to finally have my reconstructive surgery. I was excited. I was on the bed, all marked up and with an IV in my hand. I was ready to go when my nurse said we have to take a "PAUSE". My blood-work came back and my white blood cells were … Continue reading God has other plans….
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. I have had so many things running through my brain. I finally took a few minutes today to write it all down. Since the clinical trial didn't work out for me, I was left feeling a little discouraged. Thankfully my Radiologist agreed to still … Continue reading Cyberknife
On Friday, July 21, 2017 I had my 4th surgery. Back in April I had developed an infection, which left me with a hole on the side of my left breast. During that surgery my plastic surgeon had to remove my expander. I had to wait until after radiation before he could put the expander … Continue reading My 4th surgery
"Nothing can prepare you for this new lifestyle. Every step of this journey has had it's ups and downs. With chemo my body was left feeling weak. I have become a vitamin junky and am trying everything to build up my immune system. At first I wanted to make sure my body was healthy and … Continue reading Chapter 3: Radiation
My god, I am a mess today!! Today, Richard and I had to make the hardest decision since we met 11 years ago, and we are left broken-hearted. Today, we had to put our sweet dog Camila to sleep. I have been crying all day, dreading what was to come. Richard and I had talked about … Continue reading Camila (2010-2017)
I have to be better about putting all my thoughts on paper so that I can write my blogs. I am thinking all day about what I want to say and forget to take notes. Sometimes I forget what I want to say and I just have to sit at my laptop and freestyle. So … Continue reading Taking things for granted…
This last week has been very interesting to say the least. Monday started off like a regular day. I had an appointment with my plastic surgeon. I have been getting my right breast expanded and ready for radiation. But since the bilateral mastectomy there was some concern about the skin on my left breast. There … Continue reading Our 2nd opinion…
Two weeks ago I was wheeled into surgery with a smile on my face. Who does that? God had answered my prayers and I was at peace with everything. I wasn't scared and that was so liberating. I felt so blessed to be surrounded by my family. I had a tribe of people in the … Continue reading 2 weeks post-op!
The appointment with my Oncologist on Friday went better than expected. Richard and I felt a sense of relief to know there is a plan. Not for nothing, but this whole thing has played out the way it needed to. My bone disease has been a blessing in disguise. Technically, I was already a Stage … Continue reading Keeping the Faith
Written on Monday, February 20, 2017: The last week and a half have been one of the most stressful times since this journey started. I thought I was almost at the end of one phase, so I could move on to the next. My surgery was scheduled and I was meeting with my radiologist about … Continue reading It’s complicated…