Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real is a story of HOPE that I continue to live. I can remember the day I was told, “YOU have breast cancer.”  I was paralyzed with fear. I sat in my living room and cried silent tears and started to pray. I am an educator at heart so the only practical next step…

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Not So Boldly Bald

I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. How could this be? By the time I was diagnosed, the cancer was Stage 3a and Grade III, a very aggressive form of cancer. The silver lining in all of this is that it was triple positive cancer. The second A/C (red…

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An Unbelievable Report

A few days before my surgery, the breast surgeon ordered an ultrasound of my right breast and right axilla, under arm, so she could know the progress I had made with chemotherapy. I went to the Women’s Center and sat down until it was my turn.  When I was called, I changed into the robe…

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Chemo -Half Way Woohoo!!

Dr. Wonderful On February 26, 2009, I was back at the Cancer Center for my last AC/Red Devil Chemo.  I was thrilled!  My PICC was inserted in my right arm and this was going to be the first time that it was accessed.  First, I met with Dr. Wonderful (Hematologist-Oncologist) to review my progress.  She was…

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Finding Joy In The Journey

Everything was moving right along.  The first two chemo treatments were behind me, the turbans and wigs were here and as a family, we were adjusting to our new normal. We were literally looking ahead which was easy to do because Paige and Case became engaged on February 8, 2009. . So we had plenty of…

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