Franken-Boobs…

Tissue expanders have a purpose, and that purpose is to help reserve the space for a more permanent reconstruction technique such as implants or flap reconstruction while a person undergoes further recovery or treatments such as radiation. Therefore, they have a purpose and are used for good reason. Also due to the extremely firm nature of them you have no reason to wear a bra, which is glorious.

That is ALL! They are horrible!

Post Cancer Blahs…From Tiger to Eeyore

After a nice long talk with a good friend of mine about depression after cancer and the PTSD that comes with a NED diagnosis I finally got up the courage to edit and finalize my blog post about this epidemic. Depression is not really my thing, I’m the furthest from emo possible and prefer neon and pastels over black, so sharing this piece with everyone is hard but necessary for providing awareness.

Bilateral Mastectomy at 29! The Creation of the Franken-Boobs…

The second I found out I had breast cancer I knew I was going to have a double mastectomy. If one boob was going to rebel against me and try to kill me off then the other couldn’t be trusted. Plus the odds of me getting a recurrence at my age in the other side was so high that it didn’t even sound worth the trouble of keeping it…

Momma Guilt – A Never-Ending Story – The 5 Topics I Face Daily

Oh mom guilt…the fun result of societal pressure to be a perfect “Leave it to Beaver” mom! If you don’t have kids you may roll your eyes at this post, deeming it ridiculous, but trust me this is a real thing. As a non-stay at home mom who struggled constantly with breastfeeding, I’ve always felt like the cards were stacked against me. So what is mom guilt? First, you need to understand the definition of guilt…

LipSense!! The How and Why…

LipSense has been taking over your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, & SnapChat feeds over the last 6 months…it seems like all your friends are either rocking the newest LipSense color or becoming distributors themselves! As you know from a previous blog post I used to hate MLM’s but I immediately fell in love with this product…

#cancerperks…

**Warning this post is meant to show that if you want you can see the good in even the worst of situations. This is in no means a post to say that getting cancer is a good thing or that you should try to go out and get cancer (because that’s crazy!).**

Choosing to be a Family of 3

Our decision to stay a family of 3 after breast cancer…”Cancer likes to make you feel like every decision you make to keep yourself alive is crazy selfish!”

Post Chemo Hair Re-Growth – My Tips for Kicking Glamming It Up!

As I’ve said in previous posts losing my hair was absolutely awful! Now I wasn’t the most uppity with my hair to begin with but I loved that if I wanted too it was long enough to do pretty much anything I wanted. From high-pony, side bun, stick straight, naturally wavy or even curled I…

The dreaded hair loss experience!

When I was getting ready to start chemo I was mortified about losing my hair. I thought it’d be an instant identifier to others that I had cancer (but seriously why did I even care so much of what others thought???). I’ve had medium to long hair for most of my life and I definitely took it…