March 28, 2018

Last Friday I had the honor to give the survivor speech at the opening ceremony of the George Washington University (GWU) Relay for Life. It was amazing to see these students show up and devote their entire Friday evening to demonstrating their support for cancer patie...

March 12, 2018

In this post I share a checklist for how to prepare for mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. This is a combination of my own advice and the advice of dozens..

February 8, 2018

While talking about some of my darkest moments during cancer treatment, my therapist asked me what I would say to myself if I was able to talk to her (me) in that moment.

I would tell myself that it’s a hard, scary road but I DO get through it. From the start, I was tol...

December 15, 2017

Still working on that Mastectomy checklist post - it's taken longer than expected! In the meantime, I thought I'd provide an update on how I'm doing 6 months post-treatment and share a little bit about a health scare I had last week.

Right now, I'm about 15 months post-...

November 15, 2017

Today marks one year since my double mastectomy. Although I didn't find out until I received my pathology results the following week, this is also technically the anniversary of when I could say that I was NED - No Evidence of Disease. At least with breast cancer, I th...

October 31, 2017

it's more than just a month, a color, or a ribbon. To me, it's about making smart investments with the money you donate, knowing and taking care of your body, and helping to get the right resources to the people who need it most.

October 13, 2017

Long story short, I'm dealing with anxiety related to my lingering "chemobrain" side effects as well as PTSD-like symptoms related to my treatment

September 1, 2017

Photo credit: Nicholas Kingston

People ask me this question every day. But not often in the usual way, where you're expecting to hear the person respond "Good!", "Not too bad!", or "Busy!" and everyone goes on with their day. When this question is posed to someone recov...

August 11, 2017

A few weeks ago, I went to a survivorship clinic that my cancer center provides to patients. I found it very helpful and was impressed by how in-depth and holistic the appointment was, but it was also a bit of information overload for me because survivorship encompasse...

July 5, 2017

A cancer diagnosis feels like an eviction notice from life as you know it - often not just for the patient, but for their loved ones as well. For many, a diagnosis signals a transition into a new way of life. Thankfully, I can now say that there is No Evidence of Disea...

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