about

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;
stage 3;
grade 3 (most aggressive, 1 being least);
estrogen and progesterone positive;
HER2 negative;
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.

 

Linus

2 thoughts on “about

  1. This is your cousin contacting you from Nova Scotia. Small world huh? Your dad told me about your blog. Great title for it. I too had DCIS and had surgery on August 25, 2015.. It was 10 centimetres, 10 lymph nodes removed. I’m happy to say it did not spread and no radiation, or chemo required.

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