Metastatic Breast Cancer Scans

I have been called to share more about my journey on my blog. A few weeks ago I shared what a cancerversary is and why I celebrate mine. Today I am sharing a recap of my day spent undergoing a full body scan of bone and soft tissue at UC Health. I was diagnosed with…

How I Celebrate my Cancerversary and Why

Happy New Year, beautiful Earthlings! (Yes, I like the word Earthling lately and it makes me smile.) I am feeling inspired and creative. I am traveling a bit and I have to work extra hard to stay grounded, nourish my body, and keep my chronic pains at bay. I have been sure to drink lots…

The shift

The contemplation of having my boob cut open and scraping out all of the life inside at age 25 was one I did not prepare for. It taught me one of the grandest lessons I may ever learn and I can see the exact point in my life that marks the initiation of no more…

My very FIRST Benign Tumor

Hello Friends! This is going to be short and very very very SWEET! I promise. Last October I moved back to Denver and started seeing a new oncologist. She specializes in breast cancer in young women and is a perfect fit! After my first visit with her I mentioned that I was having some weird…

Coffee Shop Ramble: CBD, Hot Flashes & Gratitude

I have been thinking a lot lately about how cancer has changed my life. Not in a way of negativity or super positive outcomes. More so in the stuff that you dont know about until you feel it deep inside as an intense emotional pain. One that you CAN’T forget. Five letters to a word…

Why I Had My Ovaries Removed At 28

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 I never imagined it would result in me making the decision to remove my ovaries. But here I am. Today marks a week since I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed and I still feel the same as I did before. Sure, I have had…

Lentil & Cauli Mash Casserole

I used to love making Shepard’s Pie back when I ate meat and potatoes! Sometimes I would mix up the mash on top and use sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. I never thought I’d be using zero animal products while making something similar to what I used to love! Things change and that’s great….

Energy Follows Thought

As I sit in the “dungeon” of the Cleveland Clinic, I ponder life. The “dungeon” is the PET scan area. Here they inject you with radioactive sugar water which then shows up on imaging in any areas of your body that are metabolically active. The scan only takes 15 minutes but you have to sit…

Run Wild, Sweet Warrior

You may question why I’m leaving Ohio so soon. You may think I’m running away, or have fallen out of love with the place, or don’t care about the people. In reality, I’ve been feeling incomplete. It’s not because of the pain from cancer or fear of death. It’s not the limp in my step…