For those asking what topics are discussed in the book, below is a list of the chapters. The resource chapters are filled with questions you will want to go over with each doctor or specialist on your treatment team (surgeon, reconstruction specialist, oncologist, etc.) Other chapters are a reflection of the physical and emotional impact of cancer. The book is designed as a… Continue reading Exactly What You’ll Find in “It’s Definitely Breast Cancer”
If you're scanning the pages of this blog or reading my book you may have been diagnosed with cancer, you may have a family member or friend who was diagnosed or you may be struggling with fear for any life changing event. Whatever your reason, I'm so glad you're here! I've spent the last four (+) years having… Continue reading Why are you reading this?
Two days ago I had my quarterly check-up with my oncologist. She did her usual exam and (praise God) said nothing seemed abnormal (if you've had a life altering diagnosis you know check-ups can be nerve wrecking). As she moved to my right side, she noticed a mole. She asked if I saw a dermatologist or had… Continue reading Worry or not
As you probably know by now, over four years ago I started writing about breast cancer. I wrote about the emotional roller coaster of breast cancer, the pros and cons of chemo, the complications from surgery, the side effects (and potential remedies) of treatment and finally the "accident" (still not exactly sure how to label that event). During this… Continue reading The Process of Writing
It is uncomfortable for me to write about myself. But I also know before I decide to read a book or a blog I want to know about the author, the content and how I can relate to both. So, if you're considering reading the book but want to know a little more about the… Continue reading Who is Sharon?
Prior to meeting Sharon, I thought I knew what I would do if I was ever diagnosed with cancer. No, that's a lie. I didn't know what I would do because I never considered the possibility of such an occurrence, especially not at my age. But in January 2016, the same month Sharon and… Continue reading Letter from the Editor
When I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in the summer of 2012, the doctors gave me notebooks filled with information that, honestly, I had no energy to sort through. Right from the beginning I wrote--I wrote about the surgeries, treatments, side effects, medicines, emotions, and the day-to-day life of breast cancer. And then… Continue reading A Book & A Blog!