I’m 44 years young, a mother of two, girl 12 and boy 10. I live in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2013 at the fabulous age of 40.
Here is the medical jargon:
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma;
grade 3 (most aggressive, 1 being least);
estrogen and progesterone positive;
cancerous lymph nodes detected and removed: 2
I’m not new to the ‘cancer club’, my husband at the age of 34 in 2007 was also diagnosed with cancer – Small Lymphatic Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. You can read more about this in my entry called ‘sleeping sickness’. Being the wife of someone who went through cancer treatments I feel like my own experience was somehow easier knowing I could be healed and live on.
I don’t want to be defined by my cancer diagnosis but I want to share with people what I’ve been through and still going through in the my world of crappy breast cancer to help others going through a similar experience. Am I scared? Hell yes I’m scared! I think about cancer everyday – but I try to have a positive outlook and embrace yesterday, today and tomorrow. Is it crazy we both have cancer?! Yes it’s crazy, life is crazy. Some days I feel like I’m in a ‘twilight zone, most days really but I’m good at being ‘fine’. Reality has been permanently warped for me.
Sarcasm is my best friend, especially when writing about #sexybreastcancer.