It’s been just over a month since I had my mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. I am able to get up out of bed more easily. I can make myself small meals like fried eggs and toast. I am still not supposed to do heavy lifting (Like getting the huge spaghetti sauce pot from the … More Out and About, and finding my brain.
Roughly two weeks ago, I had major surgery: a mastectomy of my right breast and breast reconstruction. The surgery took 12 hours. Joan, on the other hand, experienced a “routine” procedure in a clinic, and died. My procedure consisted of removal of my breast (due to cancer) and reconstruction, which involved microsurgery. The surgeon extracted … More I underwent surgery the same week as Joan Rivers, but I woke up.
Any car salesman knows that once the customer has walked off the lot, he’s lost the sale. A savvy car buyer knows: always be ready to walk away. I did not realize that my best negotiating skills were necessary to maneuver through the process of mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. I was diagnosed with breast … More Am I having a mastectomy or buying a used car?
I should not use the word “my” in front of breast cancer. It’s not my possession, I don’t want to own it. It is an enemy who has invaded my body. It has no right to be there. It’s an outsider, an intruder. A Facebook “friend” of mine sent me two books which detail natural alternatives … More Update on “my” breast cancer
Good morning. I had to go back to the surgeon on Monday, as they needed to draw blood to send for Genetic Testing to see if the kind of cancer I have is hereditary. If it is, they will recommend a mastectomy on the “good” (left) breast in order to ‘prevent’ cancer on that breast. … More Update on my upcoming breast cancer surgery
I have been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, which means that the breast cancer has spread beyond the milk ducts, and into the surrounding breast tissue. I thought that I only had two options: Mastectomy, then implants to form a “new” breast. Mastectomy, no implants, but use a prosthesis which is inserted into bra. I decided, … More I just learned about another option for Breast Cancer Patients
After receiving a diagnosis of cancer, a mature Christian would either hit the floor with his knees and pray up a storm, or mediate on healing promises. Instead, I asked my husband to buy me ice cream, and I binged on two days worth of Jack Bauer. While I should be going to The Secret … More Yes, the cancer is back.
I just came from my yearly mammogram appointment. There was something strange on the film, so they decided to do a biopsy immediately. Today. Of course I asked, “It might be just fluid, right?” “No, it’s not fluid,” the Tech responded. I had breast cancer back in 2008. I still remember the phone call from … More Do I have Cancer again?
I remember the day the doctor’s office called me and said, “Can you come in today?” I knew she was not inviting me for tea and crumpets; I knew what that call meant. I was fortunate; the cancer was found early by a mammogram. It was called “stage 0” cancer. I had surgery to remove … More Five years after breast cancer
—- NOTE: The names have been changed to protect the innocent and disguise the guilty. ————– I lie on the cold metal table, feeling the burn of the radiation. I had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and I had a Lumpectomy, which is surgery to remove a small mass of Cancer while leaving the breast mostly … More The Summer of Cancer and Custody Battles