Tears2BAt2BTheBarbershop Tears at the barbershop

*Update April 2015: This post was written just a few weeks after my diagnosis. I had not started chemotherapy yet and I was absolutely terrified about what was about to happen to me. It was so surreal to be walking around knowing that I had breast cancer and I still looked the same and felt the same. I had not fully processed what it meant to “have breast cancer”.

Read More » dayoflightprofilepic Fighting depression on social media


Join Pushing Lovely and me on the #DayOfLight, Wednesday, February 5th. We are taking to social media to bring depression out of the dark.

Depression is something that many breast cancer survivors have to deal with. Being diagnosed with breast cancer and going through the subsequent treatments is overwhelming and traumatic. For many of us, we feel isolated and alone and that can lead to a downward spiral.

Read More » feelinglikethefly Side effects of cancer treatment: Feeling like "the fly" over here...

The side effects of breast cancer treatment

Remember the movie “The Fly” with Jeff Goldblum? Came out in 1986 or so. There was a scene after he and the fly had merged, and he was going through his metamorphosis… where his nails were coming off. It was so gross… they just plucked off like they were never really attached to his fingers.

I’m feeling that way because last night, I nearly pulled off two fingernails in my sheets,

Read More » guiltquote Fighting moments of survivor's guilt

The bf and I went to one of our favorite spots to catch a football game, eat some wings and make googly eyes at each other. {Hey… let me enjoy these moments while they last. (laughs)} At any rate, we just wanted to spend a little time together and that was an easy choice for us. As we discussed general nothingness and laughed a bit… I had a moment where my heart was just full.

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