The purpose of this blog is pretty simple. It’s to keep friends and family up to date with how the treatment is going. It’s to document the challenges and the triumphs of treatment and all those moments in between. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear from people via email/text/phone etc, but it does mean that when we do chat, we can focus on other things rather than the treatment update. Plus, I can post pics of little Nate here!
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive breast cancer on December 10, 2012. It was five days before my son’s first birthday, and just a month shy of my 36th birthday. I started chemotherapy within 10 days. Eight rounds over 3 and a half months. I will then go on to have a double mastectomy and will require 5 weeks of radiation after that. It’s going to be a long road.
Before my diagnosis I had decided that I wanted to start a blog, just about the everyday things I was up to, but it turns out that all my everyday things keep me very busy! So, the blog fell off my radar. I had settled on a blog title, “Everybody Hearts,” because I liked the idea of blogging about things I like, pop culture, trends, design-y stuff etc. After my diagnosis in December, I thought about blogging again. And I decided to stick with the same blog title because I liked the positive spin on the song “Everybody Hurts,” because yes, everybody hurts, but everybody hearts too.
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