Off with my…Uterus? Ovaries? Cervix? Gah! Just take it all…

“You think if you’ve got no uterus and no breasts, you’re still technically a woman?” Donna Jensen from the movie Erin Brockovich Never in my life did I expect that by 30 I’d be living my life, fairly happily, without breasts, a uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. I figured at one point I’d probably get my…

Living with N.E.D.

Great news! You are N.E.D.! Huh? Oh, sorry, it means No Evidence of Disease. So I’m not cured? Uh, well, no… This is a conversation every breast cancer survivor will go through at some point in their journey. For me it occurred on October 24, 2016, two weeks after my bilateral mastectomy with right lymph…

Affirmations, Spirituality, Inner Peace

If you have ever read (or listened – hello Audible) to a self development book you’ve no doubt read/heard things like “what you speak about, you bring about” or “what you choose to focus on becomes your reality”. These affirmations about believing in the power of positivity are always the main focus of these types…

Cloudy, Foggy, Tired Mess

No one ever said that going through chemo, radiation, surgery after surgery and still maintaining a life would be easy. No one ever said that one day I’d just wake up and have my memory and motivation back. So why am I beating myself up? Why when I roll out of bed in the mornings,…

My Must Haves for DIEP Flap Reconstruction Surgery!!

When you go in for any major surgery there is a tendency to over or under pack. You aren’t really sure how you’ll feel or how your body will adjust and sometimes you don’t even know how long you’ll be in the hospital. It was the same for me during my initial DIEP flap reconstruction…

My DIEP Flap Reconstruction Journey (Part 3)

In this post there are pictures of me without a shirt on showing a lot more of my post surgery body then I’d normally be comfortable with. Please be respectful and if you don’t like it don’t read it. I’m hoping that by showing this I can help someone else going through this experience. Lots…

My DIEP Flap Reconstruction Journey (Part 2)

Continuation of my DIEP Flap Reconstruction Journey (read part 1 here)… Where did I leave off? Oh yeah I’d basically given my surgeon the only option I was willing to give, do the surgery. I was scheduled to have my surgery on December 11, 2017 at a local Legacy Hospital. I knew two things, one…

Mommy’s Got Cancer

My son was just shy of a year and a half when I found out I had cancer so explaining to him what was about to happen wasn’t really an option…let’s be honest I didn’t even know what was about to happen. I mean how do you explain cancer to an innocent baby/toddler? I remember…