Below is one of the first videos I shared on my breast cancer journey. I was diagnosed on October 19, 2021, just one day after my 30th wedding anniversary. “Happy Anniversary…you’ve got cancer!” I was in shock, of course. But quickly bounced out of it to the information gathering, information sharing, and gratitude phases. Sharing information as I was going through the steps helped me in ways I can’t even begin to describe. If you’d like to watch more of these videos or share them with others, please subscribe to or visit my YouTube channel click here.
This is what I wrote prior to my surgery on December 17th: “As I head into surgery in the coming days, I reflect back on how I discovered my DCIS breast cancer (DCIS stands for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, which is actually Stage Zero cancer), and what I learned from my surgeon, oncologist, radiologist, and plastic surgeon. I also share what I’ve learned from women who have been through this or something like it. As I move through breast reconstruction, I’ll be sharing more information. Of course, every situation is unique when it comes to dealing with breast cancer, but if anything I’ve learned can help someone else, I have done my duty in sharing my story.”