When you go for a mammogram, you hope for the best. You hope that you won't receive that dreadful phone call from the doctor telling you they found something abnormal on your mammogram X-ray. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, I thought I'd share my story and show how important it is to have a mammogram each year....more
It's still so surreal. It feels like just yesterday that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was so quick, so aggressive, so painful, so hard to watch. I have never experienced anything like it, and I hope to never have to again.
I was a worrier before I had kids, so imagine what happened to my worry when I popped out two in one shot. Then double it. Then double it again. I worry about EVERYTHING. One of them has a bruise, I’m convinced it’s leukemia. I get a cough for a few days, it’s lung cancer. Someone complains of a headache, it’s a brain tumor. Basically I’m terrified that everything in my life is an indicator of cancer....more
Even though I honestly detest cutesy word twists, especially when it comes to the subject of cancer, I am in a mood to go against my own mind and coin the "cancerversary" term on this occasion because I simply am not feeling celebratory at the time of this writing....more