Young Survivors Series – Kayla Parsons

I wanted to put together a series of posts from other Young Survivors throughout the US and Canada. I don’t know these women personally but I’ve walked similar paths as they have, however, every persons cancer journey is individual which is why I found it so important to share other journeys and perspectives. I hope…

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.

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!

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…

#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…

Post Chemo Hair Re-Growth – My Tips for 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…