Wednesday, September 15, 2010


1. I had very little hair. (but it was coming in)

2. My chest was caved in with lots of reconstruction surgery ahead of me (didn't think it would even be possible)

3. Had just finished the awful Hyperbarric Therapy which I do not know how I stayed in the tube for 3 hours (lets just say... I saw just about every CSI show there was while in that darn capsule)

4. Depression was lifting (not 100% but I was getting better)

5. Was just trying to heal mentally.

I wish I could say that I feel like it is all behind me, but cancer is still in my thoughts every single day. It just doesn't really go away. I think it's because of the daily medication I have to take and the pain of reconstruction major armpit numbness, and limited range of motion in my arm.

But I also have my life.

I'm a grateful person. Really, I am. In fact, I can’t even put into words how very thankful I am for the breast cancer treatments that have kept me alive.
So thank you doctors who made the treatment decisions/reconstruction surgeries to treat me and keep me alive and now looking healthy and strong.
Love to you all

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BabyEinstien's author wrote a cancer book!

Julie Aigner Clark best known as the mom who launched the wildly-popular Baby Einstein dvd's and books.

I had just about every DVD in my house during those early years with kids. “You Are the Best Medicine.” is the newest addition.

Julie (a two-time breast cancer survivor) wrote the book. WOW! what a treasure for parents with cancer who want to explain the disease to their young kids in the most delicate and gentle manner.

I look back now and did I explain my stage 3 cancer to my 6,4 and 1 year old? It was difficult and I know Drake was confused many times. Maya only knew me with out hair and Ethen tried to be the one who understood it all but I know inside was always concerned. I think this book is a great way to explain to children what a person is about to go through. I sure had no clue what I was in for.

All I do know is Life gets better... Even though this experience never leaves me...