breast cancer Archive

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Choosing Joy

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 22, 2014, one day after my oldest child turned 9 and one month before I turned 40. Two weeks later, I found out that I wasn’t (at least not yet; knock on wood, not …
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My Breast Cancer Story

When you’re perfectly well but then find a lump… You go from ‘life’s peachy’ to ‘I’m going to die’ in about 5 seconds. After 6 core biopsies they tell me its Stage 3 and I have two lots because it’s already spread. So …
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Heidi Floyd Interview

Breast Cancer is scary enough as it is. But as a pregnant mother with 3 children under the age 8, Heidi Floyd had every right to feel completely overwhelmed when she discovered a lump in her breast. Heidi persevered, and now (more than …
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Measuring Life

Life is short, make every moment count. One of my favorite quotes says, “life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the by the moments that take our breath away.” I lost my mom to Stage IV at …
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The Power of Connection

Cancer is so much more than just a lump of cells. There is no question that being diagnosed with cancer is life changing. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s grade 1 or 4, it is still cancer and it can feel …
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Living Like a Lady

Perhaps I should start by telling you my story. As someone reading this who has cancer or has a friend or family member with cancer, you know there is always a story. As well there should be. Something like cancer touches us, …
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Chemo Dates

I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on November 3, 2005. I opted for a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction, 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 4 ½ years of Tamoxifen. I was just 27 years old when this disease changed my existence. …
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5 Simple Chemotherapy Hacks

My body didn’t take well to chemo, it almost killed me twice. It sent me to the ICU multiple times. I really wish nobody had to experience the negative effects of chemo, and there so many things that I wish I could have …