As I mentioned previously, I was told that active cancer was still in both my breast and my lymph nodes at the time of surgery. My oncologist advised me to go on oral chemo (yay more pills...) for another six months at that time. I was so tired of being tired...of having stomach pain, having… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: You Still Have Active Cancer… Here are Chemo Pills
One day, I was talking with a friend and she asked if she could give my number to her friend Pat. Apparently, Pat was looking a speaker for the Relay for Life and my friend thought she should nominate me. Ha, I am not a speaker. I reluctantly agreed as I didn't even feel qualified… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: To Speak or Not to Speak
Where did I leave off? Oh, that's right, I was about to start radiation. It was mid-April when my radiation therapy began. I had to drive to San Antonio Monday through Friday for six weeks to get my radiation treatment. It took me twice as long to drive to the treatment than it did to… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: Radiation
As if getting diagnosed and going through chemo was not enough, now it was decision time. Do I get a lumpectomy, mastectomy on the cancer side, or a double mastectomy? It is definitely not an easy decision to make. What defines us As a woman, you may not be defined by your girly parts, but… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: Mastectomy
One day, my husband kept telling me that he was going to have a surprise for me and I would probably get it at my chemo treatment. Well on January 16, 2019, I had my chemo treatment like usual and like usual, I came home and fell asleep on my couch. Vero and I after… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: The Best Surprise!