Confronting Cancer

I am sorry I have not given an update in sometime, I have been a bad blogger. Since I last wrote a post so much has happened. I will get back to blogging next week and share the details of this rather difficult and unexpected end of my journey. If you would like to see my documentary it is currently being shown as a series on Channel 69 News at 6pm. If you have missed the first two segments they can be found on the WFMZ Channel 69 News website....

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The Power of the Breast

Bazooms, Boobs, Bubbies, Cha-Cha’s, Grape Fruits, Hooters, Jugs, Knockers, Melons and Tatas, however you refer to them, men and women both have been obsessed with breasts since the beginning of time. As my double mastectomy surgery approaches I can’t stop thinking about my breasts and the experience of having them. I have always had a complicated relationship with them. I have relied on them at times to feel sexy and attractive or have felt...

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The Gift

First came shock, then disbelief.  I really just couldn’t fathom how someone could do this to me six days before my surgery. I started a journey to stay cancer free six months ago after receiving a positive BRCA test for breast cancer. The BRCA test looks for mutations in the genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. If you test positive, as I did, you have a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. In my case, I tested positive...

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Beyond the Pink Moon

Next week I will have another round of pre-surgery testing, the same as before…EKG, chest x-ray, and blood work. I have enjoyed sharing my journey with all of you, and I would love to hear from you. I apologize for not posting as much the past few weeks, I am sure you understand. I needed some time to mentally prepare for this. Although, I had planned on showing pictures on my blog documenting the process, I have done better than that and will...

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I Got This

5:56pm. Funny, tonight I will be on a PBS special discussing how strong and positive I am trying to be through all this. Yet today I sat crying like a baby. My breast oncologist’s office called around three to tell me my prophylactic double mastectomy is scheduled for Friday, November 15th. That is just about four weeks from today. The past week I tried to not even think about any of this, my life seemed back to normal. I started this journey...

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