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Monday, March 26, 2012

Breast cancer sucks but you can deal with it

I don't want to say "welcome to my blog" because if you've found my page you've either been diagnosed with breast cancer, know someone who has, or been sent by my mother.  Instead, I'll say "thanks for being here." I started my first blog in 2009, after I'd been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was my way of keeping all my friends and family informed of what was happening to me. I wrote through surgery, chemo and radiation. It was my boo-boo and boo-hoo report. I tried to explain what I was going through and what I was learning along the way. A year ago, cancer-free, I decided to turn what I had learned into a book. The how-to book I had tried to find when I was first diagnosed. The What to Expect When You're Expecting for breast cancer.

While my book, Bald is Better with Earrings - Your Breast Cancer Companion Book - looks for its publishing home, I wanted to make sure that I got the information out there. The tricks and tips that I learned through my experience to help get you through. Come back here often or sign up for updates so you know when I've posted new information. All my advice has been cleared by oncologists, so you know it's medically sound. I'll tell you about the surgery, healing, being bald, first day of chemo, how to protect your skin for radiation and anything else I can think of to help.

Here's the first thing you need to know - I'm here and I'm well.  Every stage is treatable and you CAN get through this horrible time in your life.


  1. I'm sooooo glad you're doing this! Wish I could have had your book while I was going through it! There's nothing like it out there! Thank you thank you!

  2. I'm glad that you have made it through so many events still generative and wanting to connect with others about your "previous" cancer. To have support is so important. Thank you for extending your energy to others in need of information and a "companion" and for sharing what is an extraordinary journey, and becoming more ordinary. Your youth is vibrant and it is so good to see you feeling well. Again, thanks for your kind effort and conscientious care of so many. Best of luck on your book sales.

  3. So glad to hear how awesomely well you are doing, Andrea! I will definitely follow your blog and await publication of your book.