On September 16, 2012 I was dx with stage 2 triple negitive breast cancer. Just one day after finding out I was pregnant with our 3 child. Long story short, we lost our baby on 10/15 just 2 week after having a lumpectomy.
Started chemo on finished chemo on February 8, 2013. Well on February 18 I found another lump. Went to see doctor today and she can not get me in for a mammogram or ultrasound until next week. So now I must wait another week before I can get tested then another week…
Well it has been some time since I have been on here. I have had my reconstruction surgery The surgery went well but it took longer then they thought. It was a long painful recovery but I am glad I had it done. I had three revisions (my last one on 12/4/12) after my main surgery to remove scar tissue and make it look and feel better. I am on tamoxifen and the hot flashes wer not fun at the start but now they are getting better. I still homeschool my 6 and 8 year olds, so my days are anything…Continue
On my daughters 8th birthday in November 2010, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with stage 3A Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. In normal-person-terms, that's breast cancer. It was advanced, aggressive, and scary as HELL. I had NO CLUE. I wasn't sick. I wasn't aware of it. I didn't have any sixth sense. When the lump was found-I mourned. I knew my life was going to go straight downhill. Quickly. Things moved so fast-within the week I was admitted to the hospital and was having a…Continue
Added by Shelly Jones on December 2, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments
I have not been feeling my best. This round of Chemo has been the worst. The red medicine burns inside of me and I have no taste buds. I want this all to end and I guess only time will tell. Cancer & Chemo SUCK! Nothing pink about this journey. :(
I dont understand how this process is suppose to be hopeful and positive when all it makes me feel is like crap. My body aches, my head hurts, my legs are weak and my soul gets lost. This feeling is not the best.
Added by Denise Olvera on November 6, 2012 at 8:40am — No Comments
Another late night rambling from me. My room is dark except for the light of my laptop and the clock. I can't sleep. As I look at the clock across the room, the time reads 2:51 a.m. .I'm frustrated, and exhausted, but I just can NOT get myself comforable. So here I am, pouring my thoughts into words. I seem to do my most heartfelt writings at night.
As I lie here, I realize that it was two years ago this week, I went for my first doctor's appointment concerning the growing,…Continue
Added by Laura Gorman on August 30, 2012 at 1:02am — No Comments
No matter how rotten you're feeling, no matter what bad news you hear.....Be STRONG, be POSITIVE and be BEAUTIFUL!!!! If you can't seem to muster it for yourself, do it for the ones you love, the ones who love you. On my sickest, weakest days.....when I just don't want to go through this crap any more.....I think of my grand-babies. I have watched my children grow into the beautiful adults they are and I AM going to be here to watch my grand-children go up!!!
Added by Pamela K Caudill on June 15, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments
i have been battling breast cancer since 2006 i am stage 4 I just want everyone out there fighting cancer to keep going i do chemo everyday and radiation everyday you have to be positive and keep doing normal things remember you have cancer it DOESNT have you!!!!
Added by mary ashley on May 11, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments
Little discussed fact - it's often in the mammogram waiting room that you realize you have cancer. It's in the way the tech gets quieter and more gentle. It's in her voice when she tells you to please wait because the radiologist would like more pictures. When I went for my mammogram and afterwards the nurse told me that the radiologist would like to do an ultrasound, I think you could probably hear my heart drop to floor. It landed and shattered like glass. Of course nobody says anything…Continue
What a difference a year can make! Last year at this time, I was preparing for my biggest step toward betting cancer. Double Mastectomy. Removing the left one was a no brainer, as it was the one that had "tried to kill me", but the right one was a bit of a struggle to really decide to lose. But I did it. I jumped into the unknown... like jumping into a pool that you know will be cold, but you also know that your body will eventually get used to it. That's how I felt about the surgery.…Continue
Added by Laura Gorman on March 24, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Positive thinking can be a powerful force beyond our understanding. People who are optimistic and motivated to survive are more likely to overcome almost every health obstacle, including breast cancer. Family is a strong motivator for most people. I recently saw a video about a breast cancer survivor named Bev Wagner. Bev said her desire for more happy years with her husband help fuel her desire to defeat cancer. Bev also described…Continue
First, I just want to say Happy New Year to everyone and let you know I am officially CANCER FREE! The chemo did its job superbly and surgery confirmed it. I met with my radiology oncologist last Friday to get that ball started, but she threw me a curve ball instead. I am having the BRCA Testing done through a genetic lab in Utah to see if I carry the "defective" gene for breast and ovarian cancer; and if I do, then instead of even going through radiation, I'll have a preventive bilateral…Continue
Ok--well I think I've come through the worst of it, at least I really hope so. Chemo is O-V-E-R!!!!! I'm still experiencing a lot of neuropathy in my fingers and toes (who knew fingernails could hurt?) And my counts are on the low side, but Dr. R said I could still go through with the surgery which will be this Monday, December 19th. The plan is to be cancer free for Christmas. I told my family that's all I want for Christmas (but I'm not taking any of the Sephora stuff…Continue
Added by Rosalie on December 5, 2011 at 11:56pm — No Comments
I was stage 3 breast cnXer I had a mastectomy on 8-12-2011... I am a mother of 4 amazing children & I have a wonderful husband who works hard for his family, w dealt with 2 lay off's last year & it has been a tough year well as far as the worldly stuff. I am a Blessed woman & know that God put canXer in my journey to be a inspiration to at least one person. My husband & I was able to attend a canXer retreat on my birthday weekend Nov. 13th when we arrived I was greeted at the…Continue
Added by robyn wynn on November 21, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments
Well, the last couple of weeks could have been better. I woke up "exploding" (I'll let you use your imagination on what that means) on the Monday before this last chemo and ended up being in bed all day which made me mad. I was able to get up and about a little on that Tuesday; then I went for my monthly massage on Wednesday. Well, I stood up from the massage table, got dressed and "exploded" again! Oh, the indignity of it all. I had to quickly walk out of there with, fortunately, a…Continue
Hope you like this post where I have photographed cancer survivors for the October 2011 Global Fashion Fight Exhibit. The survivors are truly inspiring.
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Added by Chayo Mata on November 10, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
I am paying homage to Suzanne Donaldson, photo director at Glamour Magazine in my Persephone's Beauty Blog. Hope you enjoy the post.
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Added by Chayo Mata on November 10, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments
Well, it's been an eternity since I've written anything. Mainly because I'm just really lazy, but I've either been really busy or out of town on the "good" days and then in bed on all the other days--which have been far too many. I'm over half-way done with chemo--3 more to go--so I can see the light (barely) at the end of the tunnel. My doc changed up my chemo on me though for the last 4 and it's not agreeing with me at all. I never thought I'd want the A/C back but I actually was…Continue
If there's ever a time of year for a breast cancer survivor to want to hide, it's October.
Breast cancer is everywhere. Literally.And there's no escaping the sea of pink.
Five years ago, I was finishing chemo. I remember feeling like I stood out like a sore thumb. Me and my bandannas. But there was one day I blended in. It was Halloween. Instead of people looking at me thinking, "Awww, cancer patient." They were thinking, "Argh! Pirate!!"
Having breast cancer is a…Continue
Added by Debbie Cantwell on October 15, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Hello everyone! I'm new to the site. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2011 and undergoing treatments now. I have a long road ahead and just looking for support from others. I'm 33 yrs old and a mother of 4 wonderful children, who are 13, 11, 9, and 7. My husband is wonderful...this is his 2nd time going through this. His first wife passed away of a cancerous brain tumor and now he is having to go through it all again, but this time we will WIN the battle!!!! It is not only…Continue