Many of us struggle to navigate our cancer journeys, in part, because we’re trying to find our way in a community and a healthcare system that is not designed to acknowledge our “unique” experiences.
While planning a bra-fitting meetup for my Young Survival Coalition support group, I was reminded of the pile of useless underthings stuffed in my bottom drawer.
I'm a little over a year from my last day of active treatment and if I'm honest, some days, maintaining is exhausting.
We should be teaching breast health to teen girls.
The best 20 minutes I've ever spent was using a free resource made available through my employer to catch my breath when life had knocked the wind out of me.
Last weekend, I found myself watching people excel at things I used to do and having fun doing things I want to do and I got sad.
Recently, someone liked a new tank top I added to my Etsy shop, Starter Boobs. I got excited because she confirmed that someone else appreciated my sense of humor. I clicked on her profile and saw she had also liked mastectomy pillow sets in cool patterns. Then, my heart kind of sank.
After discovering a change in my breast, I had to have a heart to heart with myself.
I had two weeks to prepare for my mastectomy and those two weeks went by incredibly fast.
I had 25 sessions of proton radiation therapy. Here's s what to expect during the process and the products I used to take care of my skin.