Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here. Throughout the breast cancer portion of my blog, I’ll be sharing my journey over the last 5+ years with you retrospectively. I considered writing a blog many times over the past few years but I didn’t actually start writing until October 2021. At some point in these posts, we’ll catch up to real-time and I’ll be sure to let you know when that happens!
I wanted to write this blog for a few reasons actually. First, not everyone knows someone who has gone through breast cancer at a young age. I, unfortunately, didn’t know anyone remotely close to my age (25 at the time) who had breast cancer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that no one I knew at the time had breast cancer but it made me feel like I was going in blind. I turned to blogs to learn from others’ experiences and while they were helpful, there were only a few blogs out there that felt relatable to me.
I’ve also benefited in numerous ways over the years when others have shared their stories with me, primarily people I met after I finished treatment. I felt connected to others, I learned from their lived experiences and I even found new doctors and other resources for survivorship. I hope that by adding my story to the collective, I’ll be able to pay it forward.