What Happens When You Receive That Dreaded Call

What Happens When You Receive That Dreaded Call

Two years ago today the phone rang and with a heavy heart and much hesitation I answered. I recognized the number, it was my doctor, and I knew this call could go one of two ways. One would leave me jumping for joy and the other would bring me to tears. I'll never forget the words when she said..." You're biopsy came back positive for breast cancer". BOOM! I was floored!..

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Celebrating Life! One Year Down, Many More To Come!

Celebrating Life! One Year Down, Many More To Come!

It has been far too long since I have written a blog post, but I'm back and I have fabulous news! It's been one year since my surgery and I've had visits with my doctors and ALL IS GOOD! My mammogram came out perfect! I had a full blood work panel done and it was perfect as well! Life doesn't get better than this! Since completing all of my treatments I have been on fire! I feel so alive and invigorated! I have been painting like crazy and I'm selling like crazy. I got certified as a Design Psychology Coach, re-certified as a Wellness Coach and am building an amazing Network Marketing Business. Life is good!...

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My Breast Cancer Journey

My Breast Cancer Journey

Hi all! It's been a while since writing a blog post. I'm doing great! Working really hard on building my Plexus business and painting like crazy! I had a follow up with my surgeon last week and everything went really well. All is good! It has been a year since finding out I had cancer and I've been cancer free since October. I am FREE!! I thought I would put my year into a video to recap it all. You all have been wonderful and supportive and I greatly appreciate each and every prayer! Watch this video to get the scoop...

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Freedom, My Favorite Word!

Freedom, My Favorite Word!

HI all! It’s been quite some time since I have posted an update. My last post was in January and since then a lot has happened. For one, I have hair! First, it came in very salt & peppery along with lots of curls. I kind of looked like a wet poodle. I was fighting the curls, which became to be more of a hassle than anything, so I decided to color it brown and embrace the curls. I have had a follow-up visit with my Oncologist who told me on I was cancer free and in remission and also had a follow up with my Radiologist Oncologist that said I was free as well! Freedom! Life is amazing, right? I also started taking my “insurance policy”...

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Wishing You All the Best for the Holidays

Wishing You All the Best for the Holidays

Hi All! I just finished my 30th radiation treatment, with only 4 more to go, and I'm feeling great! The skin where the treatments are focused is super tan but holding up really well (thank you Aloe Vera plant and Lavender oil!) It’s two days before Christmas and we are getting ready to close out this year shortly and wow, what a year it has been! My last radiation treatment is scheduled for January 31st and I promise you, I WILL BE CELEBRATING!

This year I have seen myself transform into who I have always desired to be. It’s been a wild ride, this breast cancer journey of mine, but through it all I feel wiser, stronger, happier, so loved and more alive than ever!...

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Radiation #21, Only 13 More to Go!

Radiation #21, Only 13 More to Go!

Hi All!  I'm so happy to say I am now more than halfway through with radiation, and I'm feeling great! The only thing that I notice is that I'm needing a little extra sleep. Otherwise, I'm kickin' butt! I am so excited to be on track with all of this. I have 13 more treatments as of today and if I don't miss a day I will be finished by the end of the year, which was my goal.

Great things are happening! My hair is growing in (not sure what color it is yet), my eyebrows are back and I have little tiny eyelashes sprouting. Of course, hair is growing back everywhere else as well, which means I have to shave again, but that's OK, I'll take it!

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Can Being Thankful Bring You True Happiness

Can Being Thankful Bring You True Happiness

Hi All! I just finished radiation treatment #12, which leaves 22 more to go. It's flying by! It is also the week of Thanksgiving and as much as I want to share videos and photos of my radiation treatments, I’ve decided to let that go until next week and focus this post on a couple of other things, feeling good and being thankful.

Every year we all sit down around the table with family and friends and indulge in savory casseroles, a big glorious bird and lots of sweet and succulent desserts. Giving thanks with family, enjoying food and having fun is a wonderful thing and is definitely worthy of the day we set aside each year to celebrate thankfulness.

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Getting Zapped!

Getting Zapped!

Hi All! Today was radiation #3. That leaves 31 to go! So far so good. I'm still feeling great and loving life! 

I really like my Radiologist Oncologist and the sweet gals who do my treatments. Everyone in that office is super nice and they make me feel at home. Once again I feel blessed. 

Have you ever wondered what it's like to get radiation? Well, I sure did and now I know. The experience itself is quite simple and quick, takes only a few minutes. Of course I have to deal with a 40 minute drive each way, but the treatment itself is a piece of cake. Once I get there I just walk on back to "the room", strip off my upper half, get situated on the machine where my special pillow is waiting for me and then get zapped....

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The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

Hi all. Yesterday I met with my newest doctor, my Radiologist Oncologist Dr. Huddleston. I really like him and can’t believe that I’m finally at this point, radiation. Here’s a quick recap of my journey:

1.     I had my yearly mammogram April 23, 2014. They found a mass and took a biopsy of it.

2.     I received a phone call on April 24, 2015 informing me it was cancer, 5 days before closing on our home in Tennessee and moving to Alabama, where we knew no one.

3.     We moved to Mobile, which was not where we wanted to be, into temporary corporate housing, which turned out to be a huge blessing! There we found an amazing group of doctors and nurses that I will be forever grateful for.

4.    I had my port implanted May 24, 2015....

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I Have Some Fabulous News to Share!

I Have Some Fabulous News to Share!

Hi All!

I just left my surgeons office where I had the follow up from my surgery and it went really well! My doctor said everything was removed with great margins and no bad cells were found in the margins. I am cancer free!! I'm healing really well, my body is working perfectly and repairing quickly. I am so thrilled with all of the news they shared with me yesterday that I actually did a few leaps and turns while dancing a celebration dance.

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