Resurrecting a Dying Art

I'll be honest, it's been a rough seven weeks. It's so hard to believe that it was a little over six weeks ago that I was diagnosed with Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  I feel as though I have been stuck inside a tornado this entire time with my mind just spinning and spinning…

One day at a time

Days since highest weight:  98                       Days since "Official Diagnosis": 53   Weight at start: 464 lbs                  Current Weight:  412 lbs                  Total Weightloss:  52 lbs Treatments Had: 3 (including Cyclophosphamide IV, Doxorubicin IV, and Neulasta) Treatments Remain: 1 (including Cyclophosphamide IV, Doxorubicin IV, and Neulasta); 12 Paclitaxel IV once a week for 12 weeks Since that dreadful day in November when I…

Dear Voldemort

Dear Voldemort... I once heard that if you know the name of your fear, that it no longer has the power to control you...  Well....you no longer have any power over me.  I'm no longer afraid of you. I will admit that when you first appeared and started attacking me, I was terrified.  I heard…

A Lifetime of Lessons

"3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."     Philippians 2: 3-4 I'm not going to sit here and lie, It has definitely been a very difficult past few years.  All of…

Merry Christmas!!

Well...good news! I seem to be feeling better from the flu. I'm still not able to walk on my own, which suck. This means that I'm back to having my walker back in the house. I worked SO hard to be able to get around on my own in the house! I just feel like…

To My Pink Sisters

To My Pink Sisters... It took me almost a month to go in search of you.  It took me almost a month to admit to myself that I needed to find other women who knew where I was headed in my journey.  A place where I would find the safety to be able to cry,…

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple Negative Breast Cancer...not only that but its at least a Stage 3a.   According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, “Triple negative breast cancer occurs in about 10-20% of diagnosed breast cancers and is more likely to affect younger people, African Americans, Hispanics, and/or those with a BRCA1 gene mutation.”  Well, since I am not…