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 [...]

I sometimes forget I have cancer

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Sometimes I forget I have cancer. It’s weird to write it and say it out loud. But it’s true. Right now my life revolves around my chemo treatments. I’m halfway done which is amazing! 3 chemo treatments down and 3 left to go. After my treatment tomorrow I’ll be 75% done with chemo! I still [...]

A heart full of love

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I have to thank everyone for all the messages, emails, texts, phone calls, snail mail, packages, flowers, food, company and most importantly support that I received since I’ve shared the news about my cancer diagnosis. It has been nothing short of overwhelming and has made me realized how loved I am by so many people. [...]

When life hands you Cancer

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  It’s been pretty quiet on my blog this month but it isn’t without good reason. On Friday March 13, 2015, yes Friday the 13th I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer at 33. A mom of two young children. I found a lump and it turned out to be cancer. Ironically, today is [...]