My prophylactic mastectomy- taking control never felt so good 👊🏻🙌🏻💪🏻❤️
I can remember having my mastectomy. I can remember the fear. I had so many thoughts racing through my mind…. would I be spared from breast cancer? Would I like them? How will my husband feel about them? Will I cry every time I look in the mirror? Will I still be able to maintainContinue reading “My mastectomy was 2 years ago!”
Hi everyone! It’s been a bit! Typically- I’ll keep blogging off my first post adding to it. It seems most read my blog “my prophylactic mastectomy experience” and are unaware that there are many other blogs within. my hope is that they’ll find this too. It’s been awhile. And I continue to previve and thrive.Continue reading “Where am I today? 1 year 8 months post prophylactic double mastectomy”
I can remember learning I carried the genetic mutation ATM. This gene would put me at a 60% lifetime risk of breast cancer. I can remember immediately knowing I’d want a prophylactic mastectomy. I can remember wondering if I’d look disfigured. And I can remember wondering if I’d ever be able to run again- becauseContinue reading “Running- my first run after my mastectomy”
My surgery was scheduled for 9:45. I was nervous, afraid, sad, worried, and excited. I was grateful but so fearful of the unknown. And no matter how many people told me it would be fine- I knew those were only words of comfort. How did they know? Would I heal ok? Would there be aContinue reading “I had my exchange surgery yesterday 🙌🏻👊🏻💪🏻”
So, last night I talked my husband into putting up the tree. Typically, I put up my tree every November 1st. Yes- I’m one of them. But I couldn’t talk my hubby into it on the 1st- and with my lifting restrictions, I was at his mercy. I’m just so excited about the twinkle ofContinue reading “My exchange is 3 weeks away….and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄”
My family is my world. I have the most loving attentive husband. We met when I was 18 and he was 21. We even share a birthday. Imagine that?!Together we’ve created an amazing life. We had two amazing children, Benjamin and Olivia. As we watch them heading into the real world as young adults weContinue reading “My reasons why…..”
As I was relaxing in my recliner tonight after a day of work- feeling a bit more sore than usual from these uncomfortable expanders- a friend texted me. She asked if I’d heard the news of our friend Lori. I’d told her I hadn’t. But I knew. I knew the day was coming and herContinue reading “Saying goodbye to a dear friend “I HATE BREAST CANCER!”😞”
Crazy where a year takes you!! If anybody would’ve told me a year ago I’d have had a prophylactic double mastectomy I just wouldn’t have ever believed it. Never! Sometimes our lives take totally unplanned detours. I’m a very type A person. Anybody who knows me can attest to this. I don’t like change andContinue reading “7 weeks post op prophylactic mastectomy- picking up my life right where I left off 7 weeks earlier”
So the light is shining brighter. My body is rounding the corner. Meaning- life is starting to feel a bit more normal?! Did I just say that? It’s only been five weeks that I had my breasts amputated. I say that because I heard somebody say that that the other day and it really freakedContinue reading “5 week post prophylactic mastectomy- and the light is shining brighter”
4 weeks ago today I had my mastectomy. I still cannot believe that I say I actually had a mastectomy! But I did! And I’m proof that some of the things we most fear- only make us stronger. My mastectomy has sure made me stronger. It’s made me realize that I can get through almostContinue reading “4 wks ago today I had my mastectomy- and I’ve done really well!”
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