Breast reconstruction can be a tricky thing. For those of you facing tissue expanders, know that it’s completely temporary. What you see is NOT what you’ll get. Your reconstructed breasts will look and feel completely different from your tissue expanders. I’ve heard it said that you cannot have reconstruction before radiation. This is a half-truth: […] Read more…

It seems like there’s greeting cards for everything these days. Some you can’t wait to toss into the recycling. But what do you do with those cards you really would like to keep? You can throw them into a collection memory box, where maybe you’ll look at them once in a blue moon. Or, you […] Read more…

Everyone at some point begins to lose hope. Eventually, I came to the point of accepting that I may not make it through my cancer diagnosis (but I still believe I have His promise that I will!). That’s a hard place to be, but it can also be very healing because I was finally able […] Read more…

Milestones are usually reserved to mark achievements: a significant birthday, a particular anniversary, something you’ve accomplished at work… But a milestone in cancer treatment is HUGE! Much bigger than people give them credit for. I would set events or activities I knew I wanted to do at the end of my treatments. When I got […] Read more…

A few years ago, while on a cruise, my family decided to go cave tubing. For those of you who don’t know what that is, you basically float around on an inner tube downriver. The river just so happens to run through some pretty cool looking caverns on your way downstream. It’s actually quite relaxing, […] Read more…

For those of you who Bullet Journal, there are things you definitely need to keep track of during your chemo treatment. I didn’t bullet journal back then, but I did keep track of everything in a small 5″ x 8″ binder.┬áIt may be a bit tedious, but your doctor will thank you. So will all […] Read more…

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