I always knew I would get breast cancer. But I thought I would be 60-something, rather than 39. Cancer runs in my family – both my grandma’s had breast cancer, as well as my paternal great grandma. I guess I just got a jump start on the getting old thing.
In 2012, I spent the year going through 2 surgeries (a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery), 8 rounds of chemo (once every 2 weeks) and 7 weeks of radiation (5 days a week). It was a long year but I made it through.
Now, I’m figuring out how to navigate my life as a breast cancer survivor. I find it to be quite the roller coaster.
There are a lot of blogs about going through treatment for cancer, but not a lot that I’ve found about living as a survivor. That’s what I write about here.