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10 unexpected side effects of chemo

So happy to report that I am at the halfway point in my chemotherapy treatment. I have finished eight treatments and have eight more to go, I am nervous to continue just for the fact that my body is changing so rapidly and I don’t know what it’ll look like at the end of treatment. … Read more

My Breast Cancer Journey {Having a Biopsy}

I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on November 1, 2016. On December 27, 2016 my cancer was upgraded to Stage 3 due to the size of the tumor removed was 8.5 cm and one lymph node was malignant. One in 8 women will find out they have Breast Cancer each year. More than … Read more

Hysterectomy Recovery {Feeling Pain & Getting a Diagnosis}

This is my experience recovering from hysterectomy surgery. Your experience may differ. I share my story so other women can be informed. I strongly encourage each of you to get a regularly scheduled examination with your doctor. Early detection is key to diagnosis of most women’s diseases.   What started out as a dull ache on … Read more

Finding a Lump….

I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on November 1, 2016. On December 27, 2016 my cancer was upgraded to Stage 3 due to the size of the tumor removed was 8.5 cm and one lymph node was malignant. One in 8 women will find out they have Breast Cancer each year. More than … Read more

I have breast cancer….

There really is no easy way or right time to say “I have breast cancer”. My doctor confirmed my pathology / biopsy results were positive for breast cancer on Thursday, November 17th. I wanted to keep it a secret for awhile, but as with other life altering situations that have happened in the last year … Read more

Now you see it…a setback and a comeback

My third surgery was on November 19, 2015. I have been living with eye disease for 8 months now. (In case you missed my previous posts, you can catch up HERE) At my follow-up appointment in December I had a bit of a setback. Fluid had built up behind me eye and my eye was very … Read more

Now you see it….Progress and Surgery Update

Thursday is the day! My third surgery. This time on my left eye AKA my good eye. I am a little more frightened about this surgery. Very anxious in fact. You see my left eye is my “good” eye. Now my doctor will try to repair my “good” eye and insert a gas bubble behind my eye … Read more

Back on Track: Weight Loss Goals

Happy Monday! I have my next eye surgery scheduled. (You can read more about eye disease Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). Surgery for my left eye will be November 19th. Yep! One week before Thanksgiving. I am actually excited because this will hopefully be my last surgery for this year. The end of this … Read more

Now you see it….eye disease update

Hi All! Just wanted to give you an update on my eye disease… I went to see Dr. R last week for my monthly check up to see how my eye is progressing. More importantly, how my gas bubble is dissipating. Unfortunately, it wasn’t great news. Although my gas bubble has decreased in size, Dr. R was … Read more

Now you see it……The Recovery

So when I last posted, I was on the road to recovery. Little did I know that recovery would be three months long and come with another unplanned surgery. My first surgery was June 18. I received very good care from the doctors and nurses. I also was given very strict instructions on how to best … Read more

Now you see it….Part 2 Surgery Day

When I last left you, I talked about being diagnosed with macular pucker. According to the National Eye Institute: “A macular pucker is scar tissue that has formed on the eye’s macula, located in the center of the light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, … Read more

Now you see it……Part 1

It had been a long, stressful day so it felt great to just sit down on the couch with my blanket, dog and hot tea. My husband was busy working on his computer not really paying attention to what was on the TV. The headline read Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash. However, the words were wavy and some … Read more