Filed Under: Breast Cancer

Likely hematoma

The little lump is likely a hematoma but I will have followup ultrasounds every 3 months. Every little lump is concerning after breast cancer. And after the last lump being cancer when it was 99.9% chance not cancer … Anyway, …. Life is grand! ... Read more

Ultrasound for a lump

I get an ultrasound tomorrow for something that I hope is just a hematoma. After breast cancer every lump and bump can leave one with a bit of paranoia. Soooo…., 6 weeks after my mastectomies I felt this weird lump in my opposite breast and upward toward the pec muscle. I’ve been under the impression ... Read more

Race for the Cure

South central Susan Komen 5K race for the Cure: First place Survivor 1st in age group 4th woman overall ~ (3 women ahead of me) 13 men ahead of me out of 237 total runners (men and women) Time: 21:32:35 #faithhope #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancerawarness #runforthecure 1st (me) and 2nd (@Jill Lodahl ) place survivors won 25,000 ... Read more

Getting better all the time

Oh yes, it has been feeling SO GOOD to run again! I’m breaking into it more and more … Thursday I did just tiny bits of running within my walk, now I’m up to running 4 miles and then walking another 5 or 6. Getting back to a little tabata style work too: a short ... Read more

6 weeks post op: got to RUN!

6 weeks post op (bilateral mastectomy with DTI Direct to Implant) : notes and observations Wow, my walk seemed so quick today… Instead of 2 hours it was 1:45. “WHY?” Because I’m 6 weeks post op (and today marked the day that I was allowed to throw just a little bit of running into my ... Read more

5 weeks post op

Week 5 post op: Notes and observations: There isn’t as much to note this week so it means I am recovering well! The lump under my arm (from sentinel node biopsy of 4 nodes) has nearly faded as fast as it came and I have almost full range of motion! I’ve loved and embraced all ... Read more


Some good notes and a few laughs after seeing my plastic surgeon’s NP and my cancer general surgeon today: GOOD NEWS: the Lump That little lump I found Sunday is just a stitch in the alloderm. Alloderm is the cadaver skin used as a ‘sling’ to securely hold my implants snugly in place. It is ... Read more

4 weeks post op: decided against tamoxifen

4 weeks Post Op notes and observations: Almost ready to RUN! : 2 more weeks until I can RUN and do BURPEES with no restrictions! Physical Therapy: I’ve seen a physical therapist twice now to help with getting my full range of motion under my right arm back after mastectomy. The sentinel lymph node biopsy ... Read more

Overwhelming calm

I’ve noticed more recently an overwhelmingly beautiful feeling of peace, … Of childlike innocence. An utterly euphoric joy. FAITH … And “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 HOPE…. ... Read more

Likely scar tissue

Thankyou everyone for helping to calm me last night with your words and prayers! According to my Fitbit I had the best night of sleep since its wearer’s (my) inception in December! … I credit your calming words and prayers!!! Thankyou friends!❤️❤️😊 I still have the little teeny lump and called the doc. Waiting for ... Read more

Freaked out by little bump

So I understand what it means to be freaked out by anything odd in my breasts after cancer. 3.5 weeks post Double mastectomy and I have a teeny pea sized lump in my non cancer side breast. I just found it tonight. Granted, most of the tissue was taken but I am praying and scared. ... Read more

Results of Bone scan

My bone scan results came in to my Mercy chart this morning and it said: Impression: No scintigraphic evidence of osseous metastatic disease. SO Happy!! and Now I have a ‘bone to pick’ with a certain horse ( I won’t mention names .. MISSY, lol) who gauged my ribs with her head, leaving her permanent ... Read more

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