About Me

On March 12, 2008 I was diagnosed with stage three, locally advanced breast cancer. That year, starting April 23, I went through chemotherapy treatments through July 16.  I had a mastectomy on my left breast on August 6 followed by radiation treatments from September to the end of November.

March 22, 2009, I had a mastectomy on my right breast and began the first of five reconstructive surgeries  over the next two years. My last surgery was July 2011 when I got a larger left implant so I would look more symmetrical.  God bless my plastic surgeon Dr. Ott-Young of the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group for her warm bedside manner and talented surgical wizardry.

The purpose of my blog is to help women currently battling breast cancer. By sharing my own experience and what I learned, I hope to make your battle with breast cancer a little easier.

March 12, 2013 marked five years as a breast cancer survivor.  To celebrate this milestone, I participated in the inaugural Komen Connecticut breast cancer walk in Westport. My team, The Fighting Irish, raised $7,000 towards breast cancer research!

Yes, going through breast cancer treatment can be tough, but I got through it and so will you. If you are currently battling breast cancer, trust me, there's light at the end of the tunnel. Take it day by day, and one morning you'll wake up and realize life is back to normal.

And that's when the milestones--and celebrations--begin!

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