Today is a monumental day for me. It is the first time in five weeks, that I do not have to drive myself to the hospital for my daily dose of radiation. Chemo, surgery and radiation are all a part of the protocol for people diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. The … Continue reading GETTING CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE ….
First, a confession. It has been eight weeks since I last wrote a post. I think that may be the grand paradox of this time. While many days seem empty compared to my life before cancer ( I call it my life "BC"), I still don't seem to have a firm grasp … Continue reading PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
I have just returned from yet another test. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you grow accustomed to tests. Like the typical Type A that I am, I am always anxious to know whether or not I have passed. Today marked the third time I have had to have a MUGA exam (or … Continue reading THE TEST
Today, I spent the day at the hospital undergoing a series of tests to make sure that I am healthy enough for my surgery on the 19th of February. I had to provide a list of medications from my pharmacy. On the list was a long line of anti-nausea drugs that have … Continue reading MY STORY (and how I learned to listen to my body) ….
I am almost afraid to admit that one of the most difficult parts of this whole journey for me has been losing my hair. I guess I am afraid that I will sound superficial or that I am focusing on the wrong thing. On many occasions I have found myself lying to my friends … Continue reading BALDNESS IS A CANCER STATEMENT
When I tell people that I have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), most people stare at me with a confused look on their face. Not surprising since TNBC represents only about ten percent of all breast cancers (that's about 400, 000 cases globally). To prove how "in the dark" … Continue reading THE THING ABOUT TRIPLE NEGATIVE
There is nothing quite like a friend starting your blog to get you motivated. The idea for the blog was hatched just about 15 weeks ago when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. At the time, I decided that I was going to be the "best cancer patient" I could be. I … Continue reading GETTING STARTED …