Bringing Up Goliath

Over 50 reboot! Life after breast cancer.

September 2011

  • An Ordinary Day

    It’s closing in on October, or I should say, Pinktober, and I have the makings of a blog post sitting next to me, but it’s not ready.  I’m still wading through the conflicting emotions I have toward the whole pink thing, so instead of pushing through, I’m pushing it aside for the moment and focusing… Continue reading

  • Guilty on my Mind

    I’m guilty of a lot of things lately.  I suppose I often am, but ever since last week’s #BCSM (Breast Cancer Social Media) tweet chat, I’m really aware of it. It was wonderful having nearly everyone I follow online together that night discussing all the reasons for a cancer patient’s guilt, whether derserved or most… Continue reading

  • Playing the Cancer Card

         In the past, I’ve been fortunate to have guest bloggers remind us our diagnosis extends past our reach to those who care about us, and though, they’re not directly in the line of cancer’s fire, standing on the sidelines is enough to feel the heat.    Today, my guest blogger, Debbie, graciously provides… Continue reading

About Me

Diagnosed 5 days before my 45 birthday with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 1, ER/PR+, Her2-. This was 9 years after losing my mom to breast cancer, so in a way, I wasn’t surprised. A bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstruction, oophorectomy, and years of Tamoxifen & Letrozole would follow all while being a wife and mom to two young boys. My mission now is to take control of what I can. For too long, I let life happen to me. Time to have it happen FOR me. I hope you’ll come along. These are my thoughts and stories.

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