One year after my breast cancer diagnosis

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If you know me well, you know that I love a countdown. Birthdays, half-birthdays, vacations etc,  it’s always so fun to look forward to something. Except, March 13. This past Sunday marked one year since receiving the worst news of my entire life- my breast cancer diagnosis. I dreaded this day more than anything. But, [...]

Life,interrupted

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Two doctors have said these four words to me recently. Four quite simple words, but words that are extremely loaded. “Go live your life” Go live my life? What exactly does that mean? When every part of your being is thrust full-time into doctors appointments, and treatments being told when everything is done to “go [...]

My breast cancer story

I made a video about my experience with cancer. Please watch the video below. It says it all.  

My kids are the best medicine

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Dealing with cancer is difficult. But when you have cancer and young children, it is very difficult. Since my diagnosis, I have made an effort not to talk about my cancer, appointments or treatments in front of my children. I want their lives to stay as normal as possible and I think it has. Sure [...]

Radiation

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Last Friday I started radiation. It’s now become my “job” for the next 25 business days. So far I have completed 3 treatments and have 22 left to go!   It was a longer wait between surgery and the start of radiation than anticipated. My tumor was on the left side and that is the [...]

Renee No-Boobs is A-ok!

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On August 24, I underwent my double mastectomy. I said goodbye to my breasts in this post. I cried the night before, I took pictures to remember them, I snuggled my kids against them and said goodbye to my bras. I had never undergone major surgery where I would be sedated. That totally freaked me [...]

6 months after my breast cancer diagnosis

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6 months ago, on Friday March 13, 2015 I got the most shocking diagnosis of my life. Sitting in the doctor’s office with my parents and my husband and hearing those words “It’s breast cancer” was devastating. Those 2 weeks that followed my diagnosis were a whirlwind of tests and appointments. I have now completed [...]

‘Twas the night before my mastectomy

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‘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 [...]

I rang the bell!!!! Chemotherapy is all done

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I did it!!! Today after my last chemo treatment, I rang the bell! I have been waiting since I started chemo to ring the bell and bid the chemotherapy unit at Princess Margaret adieu! From the beginning I kept my eye on the prize which was ringing the bravery bell to say to the world [...]

I went on my first cancer date

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I thought my dating days were over. When I was young, I dated guys trying to find Mr. Right. Then I found him, my soul-mate and those dating days were over. Then after I had Princess Peach, I started “dating” other moms not in a romantic way but in a play-date/friend type of way. It [...]