August 30th, 2017 was the day my boobies had to go. I was scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy. I had received a call from the hospital the night before to inform me I would be first on the schedule at 8am and had to check in at the hospital at 6am. After a light meal […]
Immediately following your diagnosis, you need to start thinking about your care team. After my first appointment with my Surgical Oncologist, I learned a lot and had a better understanding what doctors I needed in my care team. The surgical oncologist is the person who will remove the cancer from your body. In my case, […]
I have a bump in the boob and it is cancer. I know nothing about breast cancer. I don’t have a family history of breast cancer. Now what?Continue reading “Diagnosed, now what?”
If you type “breast cancer” in the Google search bar within seconds it will give you 526,000,000 (yes, that’s 526 million) results.
Google is a beautiful tool and it can make you absolutely crazy if you allow yourself. There are so many different stories of survivors, each with their own approach on how they faced the disease, there is a lot to learn and…Continue reading “Step away from Google”
The process of the biopsy is quite uncomfortable. You are lying on the table in a dark room and the ultrasound technician, with the use of a wand, projects the right spot on the screen for the doctor to go in with a pretty wide needle to first aspirate a piece of the identified tissue and then insert what they call a marker. A small metal piece, in my case the letter U and one in the shape of a traffic light. The marker is left at the place where they removed a piece of tissue. They do this so, if it’s cancer, the surgeon will know exactly where to locate it.Continue reading “Biopsy”
I have always had large breast, and when I say large, I mean the XL size in breast 36G. They started growing when I was about 12 years old and it felt like every year, they would be a little larger.Continue reading “A bump in the boob”