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I had grown up as an army brat and had never lived anywhere longer
I was finally a grownup. I found that people respected me and liked who I
I liked it even less when I found out how it was done. The doctor would
I had breast cancer
To say the fear was overwhelming doesn’t even come close to describing
I remember hearing her say to me that night was that there was a reason
He’s the kind of person who expresses love with actions rather than words
When I was finally able to take off the dressing and I looked at myself in
The room where I had my treatments done was almost half the size
Anywhere but where I was. (Most of the time I was on the beach with a
Tamoxifen. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take it. The side effects and risks of
I finished my radiation treatments. The hot flashes started a few months
One more to add to the list. Now I would be spending even more time
That choice is yours. Me? I prefer to live in Alabama
I’m just trying to do what my dad taught me: to face my problems head-
I know that sitting around feeling sorry for myself isn’t going to help. It
And there is an upside to all of this. I was getting a brand new set of
I faced the reality that was my life
I had been taking trips with the “Florida girls” for more than ten years
We had all been friends and had been working together for more years than
I worked in the recovery room. I had gone to high school with Sharon and
Tammy. I had known Megan and MaryAnn from working at the hospital
(Again? I’m not sure they ever were perky. But they would be now!)
My sister stayed with me in the hospital. I don’t know what I would have
Leave it to the professionals.)
I knew I was getting better. I knew I was on the road to recovery. There was
So I had to decide—do I go for ‘just enough’ or ‘Dolly Parton’? I didn’t
It seemed that I had developed an abscess. The doctor made a small
I had to have the implant removed. More surgery! This was really getting
I had a staph infection and was going to be on IV antibiotics for two to
I had the PICC line for almost a month. My appointments with the
They took out the PICC line and the drain. I wanted to run down the
It’s the one thing everyone wants and needs the most
I know God had a reason for allowing me to go through this. As I write
I’ve always believed that God has a plan. I believe finding the woman he
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Welcome to the Pink Side

Welcome to the Pink Side

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Breast cancer is a scary subject, especially when it relates to you. The fear can consume you and overwhelm you. But I discovered that talking about it, and facing the fear, makes it less scary. Writing this story helped me to work through the fear and find a strength I didn't know I had.
This is the story of my journey through the fear. My experiences from the beginning diagnosis through reconstruction surgery.
Breast cancer is a scary subject, especially when it relates to you. The fear can consume you and overwhelm you. But I discovered that talking about it, and facing the fear, makes it less scary. Writing this story helped me to work through the fear and find a strength I didn't know I had.
This is the story of my journey through the fear. My experiences from the beginning diagnosis through reconstruction surgery.

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