7 Days later - The Ups and Downs

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I will forever remember these words, NO CHEMO.  Thank God. I still had to get confirmation from the oncologist but those were the only words I really wanted to hear besides you can take a shower.  My doctor did say I still might need radiation and we will get confirmation from the medical oncologist and radiation oncologist in the next few weeks but things are looking up

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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These super simple 5 ingredient energy bites are a family favorite. You can whip them up in about 10 min!

Pre Double Mastectomy Surgery Prep Items

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We all get the "same" instructions from our doctors but here are a few things I have found that worked amazing Pre-Surgery and Post Surgery. These by far have been my most used items: These drain holders are easy to sleep with as well as the shower or just lounge in.

Feel it on the First!

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It all starts with early detection! I am the one that felt the lump on my breast and if I wouldn't have notified my doctor things may not have turned out the way they did!! Here are directions on how to complete self-exam

2 Weeks Post Surgery

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I‘m learning to ask for help when needed and to rest when I am tired. I am hoping to get the drains out this week, the latest next week and then we can start making progress with the expanders. Each day gets a little easier and I'm getting used to asking for help.  This has been a very hard process for me to get used to. With time comes healing and I am ready to put this past me. I just have to wait for about 4 more months.

The #Boobtruth

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It was a June morning and I felt something on my left breast (I never did self-checks but now I promote them to everyone) and called my doctor. With my family history and what I described, she made an appointment to see her the next day and once I saw her she ordered a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy.  Six days later I heard the words YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER.