Survivorship – Day 10

It was recently pointed out to me that some people are scared to talk to me because they think they'll say the wrong thing. And some people that do talk say something that isn't quite as helpful as they might be thinking it is. I'm sure it's pretty freaking hard to figure out what to say when your daughter/friend/mom/lover or ... More

Survivorship – Day 8

Saw the breast surgeon today to get MRI results and find out what's next. The good news is that I have no lumps in my right breast or lymph nodes on the right. The news I didn't love is that the lymph node on the left that is really enlarged is abutting a vein and she said I need chemo first before surgery. (All this talk of ... More

Survivorship – Day 7

Last Monday I was diagnosed with breast cancer. By the time I was in the doctor's office, six days after my biopsies, wearing that stupid cotton poncho with the snaps up the front I knew she was going to say those words. I don't think I even flinched when I heard them, or when she said that the lymph nodes also contained cancer ... More