Helpful products during breast cancer

I wanted to share a few things that helped me personally during my cancer treatment. For Chemo Fuzzy socks with grippers Blanket Eye mask For Hot Flashes Ice packs/trusty bag of frozen peas Icy cool towel or something similar Oscillating fan For Nausea/Vomiting Angel Mints  Peppermint Tea Queasy Drops/Pops Anything ginger (unfortunately, I hate gingerContinue reading “Helpful products during breast cancer”

It’s surgery time

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 was the day that I had my surgery. I was scheduled for a lumpectomy (removal of the tissue where the tumor was), axillary sentinel node biopsy (removal of the first few lymph nodes in the armpit where the cancer originally spread to see if there were any residual cancer cells), andContinue reading “It’s surgery time”

My own Sophie’s choice: lumpectomy or mastectomy?

Shortly after I turned 26 years old, I was faced with the decision of which surgery to get for my breast cancer treatment. My options were a lumpectomy, single mastectomy or double mastectomy.  A lumpectomy is where they remove the tumor or tissue where the tumor used to be (if chemo was used first andContinue reading “My own Sophie’s choice: lumpectomy or mastectomy?”