To start at the beginning, read Chapter 1: Abby's Crap News - AKA My "Journey" With Cancer The Kindness of Strangers and Others I cut my hair. And then I cut it again. I can't even remember the last time I wore my hair short - I don't particularly like it short, but I know it's going to fall out within weeks, so I wanted to feel some modicum of control over the process. … [Read more...] about Chapter 4: Chemo Begins, With a Bonus: Bronchitis
Today is finally the day that I have my breast biopsy. I saw the surgeon on Saturday and he was very reassuring and kind. He did a breast exam and the good news is that the lump is not palpable. It can be seen on the mammogram but did not clearly show up on the ultrasound. All of these are good signs that even if it is breast cancer it is so early in development. After … [Read more...] about Today is My Breast Biopsy
October is officially over and so is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but that doesn't mean that our commitment to taking care of our bodies should also come to an end. I have to share this with you… I went for my first mammogram last week. Reading the terrible news about my friend Giuliana Rancic and her breast cancer diagnosis prompted me to make my appointment. The big 40 … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Deal About Mammograms?
When someone dear to you has breast cancer, the condition can take its toll on everyone. Dealing with the illness can be overwhelming, to say the least. Not knowing what to do or what to expect can add to the anxiety that slowly builds up each day. Often, you feel helpless. You want to help, but you don't know where to start. Fortunately, you can get some support through … [Read more...] about Resources for Families With Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a scary diagnosis for a woman. If a loved one of yours has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she needs your love and support during this trying time. You may be frightened yourself, but for your friend or relative's sake, you need to put on a brave face and offer to help her in any way possible. Step 1 Be there for her. It sounds so very simple, but a … [Read more...] about How to Support Women With Breast Cancer