Another Day of Firsts and Lasts

The last line of my post on March 30, 2016 says: "Friday the fight begins for realsies and I'll be looking forward to seeing it all in reverse with a last day for fighting followed by a first day back at work", and on April 18, 2017 that day came. Easter Monday night I had... Continue Reading →

I Had Cancer but Cancer Didn’t Have Me

Technically I have been cancer free for an entire year. 365 whole days. Holy eff. April 1, 2016 was the double mastectomy that turned out NOT to be the world's most elaborate April Fool's joke ever. To the patient it feels like the end of all of your treatment would be the milestone that signifies being cancer free... Continue Reading →

The Side Effects, Effect

(ahem, insert Jerry Seinfeld impression) What's the deal with side effects? You're taking one medication to cure you of a single illness and the pills you have to take make you sick in 12 different ways. You need pills to cure you from the pills. For real! I used to laugh at those commercials that you... Continue Reading →

Radiation Wrap Up

Well it's another one for the books, another check in an important box and the Breast Cancer Crisis T0-Do list is getting smaller. Radiation is done and my skin is on the rebound. The angry, purple/red burns are turning into a perfectly symmetrical square tan and the peeling means healing. I was at the cancer... Continue Reading →

Burn Baby Burn

There's a disco inferno inside my shirt. With 24 radiation treatments in the books and only 4 to go, the left side of my chest is starting to look like I belong in the California Raisins. My skin is a mix of pink, red and super angry purple and the colour forms a perfect square... Continue Reading →

Weathering the Storm

As the year winds down (when it feels like we might have accidentally reached in the dark corners of our closet and put on our 'skinny' pants when in actuality we are wearing our stretchiest fat pants) we start to see shows like "2016 Celebrity Scandals" and "Top 100 Sports Fails" on TV and we... Continue Reading →

Radiation Lubrication

Call me Jennifer Aniston. No, I'm not wearing denim overalls with the most popular hairstyle of the 90's and hanging with my pals at Central Perk, I'm living and breathing Aveeno. Every day when I go to radiation the only question I am asked more than "what is your birthday?" is "are you moisturizing lots?... Continue Reading →

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