‘Twas the night before my mastectomy

my so-called mommy life breast cancer mastectomy

‘Twas the night before my mastectomy and panic set in, I’d have to say goodbye to my breasts the cancer can’t win. What do you say to your two lumps on your chest? I never thought I’d be in this position. No one could have guessed. They have a long history these two friends of [...]

Celebrating a birthday party at Breakout Studios!

Breakout Studio birthday party

Two weeks ago we celebrated Princess Peach’s birthday with her friends. In fact, she had a joint birthday party with her “boyfriend” Mr. O. as their birthdays are close and they have the same friends from daycare. Initially we considered doing a park party but the amount of work and schlepping to get everything for [...]

4 years of Princess Peach

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Dear Princess Peach, I can’t believe that today we are celebrating you turning 4. It feels like you have been part of my life forever, yet four years is a short amount of time. I remember the first time I laid eyes on you in the OR and now I’m looking at my beautiful four-year [...]

Keeping my sensitive skin protected with Nexcare Sensitive Skin Products #giveaway

Nexcare Sensitive Skin Adhesive Pads

I remember when my fear of needles first started. Over my seventh birthday I was diagnosed with a rare disease. I was hospitalized for over two weeks and pricked and prodded many, many times each day. Once I was released, the follow-up required me to have many vials of blood taken often. I remember my [...]

Dealing with cancer isn’t just dealing with cancer

breast cancer stress finances fertility work

When you get a cancer diagnosis you aren’t just dealing with the cancer. Sadly, there are so many other issues that you have to deal with and I have learned this the hard way. Cancer itself is so difficult to deal with that when you pile the rest of these potential stressors and issues on [...]