October 20, 2020, was the date of my Diep flap revision. This day I had been looking forward to since before the initial reconstruction surgery... and it was a disaster. I am so upset with the results. The doctor's message gave me hope and excitement, only to let me down in a major way. It… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Story: Diep Flap Revision
There is so much pain that nobody tells you about, but you are not alone in this. The pain is real, but God is holding you.
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