I have been a criminal lawyer for 25 years and a breast cancer survivor for 27 years. I hold the record at my Cancer Clinic for having the greatest number of breast cancer recurrences or new primary cancers (they aren’t sure which it is) of 4 bouts of triple negative breast cancer. I have been extremely lucky as none of my cancers have metastisized so I am still here to tell the tale. I am BRCA1 positive (the Angelina Jolie gene) and all my cancers have been triple negative (very aggressive). I inherited this from my mother who had 4 different kinds of cancer – breast, ovarian, and 2 separate types of colon cancer in a 12 year period.
I am a single mom to 2 young teens and an ever energetic black lab dog. I like to read and write. This is my first blog so it is really a work in progress.
I try to write honestly and realistically about the breast cancer experience which is quite different from the sanitized pink ribbon version found so often in mainstream media. Still, there is always a ray of hope in my writing plus practical tips for dealing with common problems. I hope you will freely share your comments as that is such an important part of the blogging experience.
Has your life or that of a loved one’s ever been touched by cancer? Let me know in the comments.