Tag Archives: Body changes

Ups and Downs

Healing is full of ups and downs. One day you are doing really well, and then then next, not so much. Saturday I really over did it. I walked over 5km, then went to two support groups (so sitting for 4 hours). To top that off, I tried to taper my overnight pain meds …… Read More »

Sometimes feeling better is cosmetic but you don’t see it

This is the second time that I’ve heard this – having nipples makes a huge difference to self confidence (thanks Stacey for the honest and open blog post). There is a company that makes temporary rub-on nipple tattoos for women post-mastectomy. You can even buy them in variety packs, to help you decide which colour… Read More »

Bilateral Mastectomies

A friend sent me an email with a recent article in the New York Times about the prevalence of bilateral mastectomies entitled “The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer“. I read the article with much interest but also much distain. There are several issues that are not addressed in the article, but it also highlights some… Read More »

Who would have thought … I look sexy in a buzz cut!

Today was the trip to the really nice lady who volunteers to shave heads for those who are going through chemotherapy. We decided we needed a before picture – as Scott was also going to get his head shaved (in part in solidarity, but more because he needed a haircut). As she shaved my head,… Read More »

Meltdown

Last night I allowed myself to go down an emotional spiral into an all out meltdown. I was already feeling a little sad and then took an MJ pill, and started reading the book Wild. The first several chapters of the book go through the authors feelings as she supports her mother’s sudden death from Lung… Read More »

And so it begins

The slow start to yesterday meant that I didn’t get my second blog post written. I shall try and get caught up today (before I completely forget what I was going to write about), but no guarantees. So yesterday we received some mixed news about the pathology. Specifically, the cancer in both breasts is IDC (invasive ductal… Read More »