Hope

It’s been 266 weeks since my bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. That’s roughly 1,865 days or 44,760 hours or 2,685,600 minutes that I spent wondering if I would ever get my life back. If I would every be able to climb something, or push myself up again. If I would […]

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Three weeks, already?

Lots of new pictures showing progress. Feeling good, and very pleased so far with how everything looks and feels. My brain is all over the place, but I hope to get myself together and post an update soon! Check out updated photos at the bottom […]

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Five Years.

From FB: It’s surreal the way time seemingly passes in a vacuum. Five years ago today, I had a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction at INOVA Fairfax under BS Dr. Cocilovo and PS Dr. Nahabedian. If faced with the same decision to make today, given […]

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BRCA Burnout, Blogging and Birth Control

You may have noticed (or you may not have, which won’t hurt my feelings in the slightest) that I have been on an extended blogging hiatus. I’m sad to admit it, but in addition to the complete mind-fuck that was DIY wedding planning, I’m not exaggerating when […]

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Pain is pain is pain…

…and it’s never going away? What? I’m facing a dilemma of sorts right now – I have hit what my new pain doctor has not-so-affectionately termed “the black hole of pain”. Nothing hurts more than anything else, so I can’t just point and say “it […]

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