*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”.
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer face issues with fertility
I have mentioned that chemotherapy for my breast cancer took pushed me into early menopause; effectively ending my fertility. It happens to a lot of younger women with breast cancer. That’s an awful choice to be faced with; chemotherapy to save your own life, or treatment without it to preserve your fertility.
I’ll be honest, after I ended my chemo and had my mastectomy,
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,
(a little map of my scars)
Alrighty gang!! Since its Pinktober, it occurred to me that it is a good time to go through a basic tutorial about breast cancer.
This will be the first in a series. I want to cover basic terminologies and give you guys an insight into my journey with breast cancer so that you understand just a little better what the pink ribbons really reflect.