about cancypants

This is me and my family. We are pretty normal. Lots of hugging and fighting and laughing happen. I found out June 1, 2015 that my body’s been doing some cancering. A week later, I learned my Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is stage IIIC and that I am triple positive (Those deets are for the people who understand. It doesn’t have to mean anything to you.) I guess some would say that life handed me lemons. This is my story about me and the lemons.

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4 thoughts on “about cancypants

  1. Jenna
    Don’t know if you remember me, but Amy White in Augusta shared your blog with me. How can I come along side you as you received this lemon?
    Margie
    St. Louis friend

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    1. I remember you! You’re very memorable. And then I worked with your sister in VBS?! Donna, I think? To answer your question, pray for me, for my faith, for more days, and for those days to be a blessing to others and show off our great God.

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  2. Are you still posting? Where are you currently in your treatment? I was diagnosed with stage 3c breast cancer last May. Tx: AC, double mastectomy with lymph nose dissection, TCHP, now radiation (7 more treatments…) Then, removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes on 4/22. Will continue with HP infusions every 3 weeks through November 2019. I’m on Caring Bridge under mindamanderson. Similar paths. So wondered how things are for you now… mma

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    1. I’ve thought about posting one “final” one for awhile. I leave this out here as a resource. I’m doing really well. The reconstruction has been a lot more surgeries than I ever would have guessed, but nothing like the mastectomy. I should write a post about that. I think I’m finally done with those 😉 I think I had 7-8 more surgeries. My last surgery was November 2018. I have pretty strong opinions about this so just my comment makes me want to write a post 🙂 (Btw, they determined at some conference shortly after I completed radiation that I wasn’t actually Her2+ so I didn’t end up finishing the year of herceptin)
      Anyway, I’m doing really well. It’s been something has changed me in ways that I couldn’t detect for a few years. I wouldn’t trade the lessons I’ve learned away for my pre-cancer life. I hate death, but I don’t hate that I had a brush with it through cancer.
      I think about the effects of cancer on my body and cancer recurrence and life expectancy and all that multiple times a day. I’ve learned to live with that new voice in my head. It’s hard right away after treatment ends.
      In two months, I’ll be staring down the four year anniversary of my diagnosis. That has its own set of feelings I haven’t hashed out.
      The Lord bless you and keep you ❤️

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