How I prepared to say goodbye to my left breast

3 minute read. I had the good fortune to have three full days to prepare myself mentally, logistically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to say goodbye to my left breast.   My surgery was on a Tuesday. The Saturday before, Molly and I went to the Korean spa.   As always, I love seeing people naked.  Without clothes,… Continue reading How I prepared to say goodbye to my left breast

Five days after my breast was removed

6 minute read. It has been five days since my left breast was removed. I went into surgery at 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon.  My surgery took 2 hours longer than expected.  Waiting must have been terrifying for my family.  The surgeon had to remove more lymph nodes than expected because cancer had spread there.   I… Continue reading Five days after my breast was removed

“…I had less to decide than to remember.”

I have a surgery date!!!!     December 11, 2018. It feels so, so good to have a surgery date.  FINALLY, something that is known and concrete!  The uncertainty was excruciating. I never knew how much making commitments meant to me until suddenly I felt I could not make any commitments or plans, because at any… Continue reading “…I had less to decide than to remember.”