It’s Your Cancerversary

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”-Washington Irving It has been awhile since I have written anything on here. Sometimes I just don’t know what to write, sometimes I …

Tamoxifen: Go Ahead Bring The Pain

Tamoxifen headache! Today I opted to go out with no prosthetics so I would not irritate my lymphedema flare up in my chest and back. I’ve had a day, a day of such intense pain, caused by my newly discovered arthritis, caused by my three years of Tamoxifen and it made me think maybe I should just go ahead and …

Nobody’s Perfect

    There is no such thing as perfect. You’re beautiful as you are. With all of your imperfections, you can do anything.” -Fish, from Courage the Cowardly Dog I was recently asked to pose for a pin-up calendar  featuring breast cancer survivors by my dear cyber friend and fellow breast cancer warrior Stori Nagel. When I first started planning …

Nothing Is An Obstacle Unless You Say It Is

“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat”- Napoleon Yesterday we decided to take a quick trip to the river. As I put my prosthetic breasts in my bikini top I felt a little sad. When I looked in the mirror I compared my body to the way it was before cancer, before all the surgeries …