The Wine Boob

Because I really needed a laugh last night, I broke open the wine cube that my lovely friends brought over this weekend (I forgot to take a picture of the actual box, but this is just like it but I think mine is Pinot Grigio) and took out the box and put it in my sports […]

Original Tumor Ninja

Just a few days ago, as I was coming to grips with all of this and starting to share my news when a former colleague who I love and have been SO proud of posted a pic on her Facebook page, “Getting a new chemo drug. I know it’s working!”  and I knew it was […]

Goodbye to Boobs

So this morning I met with my surgical oncologist, and was thrown yet another curveball. Upon further review of my record and discussion between her and the plastic surgeon I met last week, there were a few changes: Because I am young and healthy, my surgical oncologist is willing to do the double mastectomy.  Not […]

More Than Words

I woke up at 4:30a again. It’s 5:09 now, and I’m hoping if I get some of my swirling thoughts out of my head I’ll be able to get a couple more hours of sleep. It’s been a month since I slept through the night with any regularity.  It happens on occasion, but waking up in […]

T.M.I. Period.

OK- I’ve warned you I’m a chronic oversharer, but sometimes I’ll warn you when the post will be even more than usual too much information or TMI.  This is one of those posts.  It does not deal with Lefty, but other physical effects of the diagnosis on my girl parts. You have been warned. I could just […]

Off My Chest, On To Yours

Today marks one month since I found the lump. And although I find it helpful to me to let other people know what I’m dealing with, I’m starting to feel pretty selfish. It seems like every person who I’ve shared my news with is taking it harder than I am.  This seems more than a […]

The Final Countdown

OK, this is actually more like the FIRST countdown, but no one has written that song that I’m aware of, and as with all things in my life, this must have a theme song.  Or twelve.  My husband keeps playing the beginning of Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap,” the theme song from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]