Florence Nightingale

It’s funny what you remember during difficult times of your life.  Three years ago, it wasn’t the multiple surgeries or the lengthy recovery periods during my cancer diagnosis that stay with me. What I remember with clarity are the nurses who gave selflessly to make...

What A Difference A Year Makes

  One year ago today I was at the hospital getting ready for major surgery.  A few weeks before I had been told I had breast cancer.  The surgery was to remove the cancer and find out the extent the “Big C” had taken in my body.  It was a tumultuous time....

The Waiting Period as the Journey Continues

Last week I went in for my cancer reconstruction surgery.  I had a lot of anticipation for this “big” surgery.  I saw this step as “putting Miss Humpty Dumpty together again.”  I knew the facts surrounding the surgery, but apparently hadn’t fully wrapped my hands...

Surviving? … No, Thriving!

For the past four weeks I’ve lived under the possibility of having cancer, to the realization I do have cancer, to the countdown toward eradication of  breast cancer.  This has been a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests, emotional ups and downs, to a peace...

Is There An A-B-C Link?

The subject matter of this post, “Is There An A-B-C Link?” surrounds two sensitive topics.  It is my sincere desire that you will not “take” offense. For over thirty years there has been prolific discussion, research and debate regarding the accuracy of an...

Waiting for the Time

My breast cancer journey continues.  Since learning of my biopsy reports, I’ve been studying  (a lot).  There’s a lot of information out there … it gets overwhelming.  Fortunately, yesterday my husband and I met with the surgeon to discuss treatment options.  This is...