Mastectomy Options – Flat, Flap, and Foobs

When discussing options for reconstruction with my doctors, I was given three choices : flat, flap, or foobs (they didn’t actually call it foobs, but I like it, so I am going with it). It makes it easier to remember. Many factors go into which option you choose. There is no one size fits allContinue reading “Mastectomy Options – Flat, Flap, and Foobs”

Two Weeks Post Mastectomy – Recovery Recap

I haven’t mustered up the energy to brush my hair yet today, I’ve been living in a fuzzy robe that has meatloaf stains on it from three nights ago, and I spent 6 hours binge watching Emily in Paris on Netflix. Oh wait, that’s not any different than what most Sunday’s look like around here.Continue reading “Two Weeks Post Mastectomy – Recovery Recap”

Saying “Tata to the Tata’s”

Women with the TP53 mutation, otherwise known as LFS or Li-Fraumeni syndrome, have an extremely high chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. Because of this, many women choose to undergo a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.  And, I’m proud to say that I became one of those women on November 9th, 2020. There are aContinue reading “Saying “Tata to the Tata’s””

5 Mastectomy Recovery Must Haves

If you are going through a mastectomy yourself or are looking for a thoughtful gift for a friend that is, these are my five must haves! I seriously could not have gotten through this without these items. Each item below is linked for easy shopping! Target Jammies These pajamas are amazing. They are SO softContinue reading “5 Mastectomy Recovery Must Haves”

A lot of Things are Temporary – Our Health Isn’t One of Them

I’ve spent some time reflecting on things lately. There are so many temporary things that fill our time, meetings, sports, school, etc. A lot of these temporary things are on pause while the world tries to navigate this pandemic. What I have come to realize, however, is that not everything is temporary. Some things don’tContinue reading “A lot of Things are Temporary – Our Health Isn’t One of Them”