I Have Cancer

Guess what? I have cancer. When my nurse navigator called me on Feb. 20, 2017 and told me that I had breast cancer, I broke down into tears. I was at work, going about my day. It was hard to catch my breath and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I felt … More I Have Cancer

Back To Work

I went back to work this week, after a two-week break. My surgeon suggested taking a week off of work, but with my egg retrieval the week before my lumpectomy, he suggested a two-week break. I thought that two weeks would be more than enough time for me to recover and handle a few things … More Back To Work

FML

I had a conversation with my endocrinologist this afternoon and I asked her some questions about carrying a future baby. She asked me how I was doing since the procedure and I asked her about one of my side effects–my face breaking out. She said to not worry and that it will clear up when … More FML

The Makeup of My Cancer

I went in for my post-op today and I got the pathology of my cancer. My Type and Stage of Cancer I have stage I, invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). What does that mean? According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, invasive ductal carcinoma are abnormal cancer cells that began forming in the milk ducts and have … More The Makeup of My Cancer

Feeling Loved

I moved to Oregon 2 1/2 years ago. I left behind my dearest friends and family in search of a job that I was happy in. I worried that I was making a HUGE mistake leaving everyone I loved. I was afraid I would never have a support group like I did in California. After … More Feeling Loved

Passing of a Friend

My dear friend passed away from stage four kidney cancer this morning. She told me about her cancer a little over a year ago and I remember being very upset about it–she was healthy, from what I could see. How could someone who was so young and vibrant, be so sick? I called my mom … More Passing of a Friend