The New Normal

People have mentioned I have been awfully quiet lately. I suppose that’s because sometimes I just don’t know what to say. I got those amazing clear scans – cancer free! – and then the chorus of comments began: “Aren’t you excited, you’re done!” “You beat...

Jan, celebrating 6 years, NED.

Today I am celebrating my 6 year cancer anniversary—a survivor of Stage IIIb, HER2+ Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I give credit for my survival to the miracle drug, Herceptin, and early detection—as early can be with IBC.  Amazingly, only one node was positive! Since...

Happy Birthday to Me

Birthdays mark milestones For myself, one birthday changed the course of my life.  I had just turned 49 when one morning I woke up with one breast significantly swollen.  Soon I went from a cup C to a D and my bra wouldn’t fit.  Today, I am viewed as an Inflammatory...
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