Happy 5th Blogiversary!!!!

An important anniversary slipped by last month, but it is not too late to celebrate! It’s the anniversary of Searching for EMWA! While I technically started blogging on Caring Bridge in December 2011 to update family and friends outside of New Orleans (where Terry and I were living at the time of my diagnosis) and I […]

Rerun: Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

On the heels of my positive mammogram results and oncology visit on Monday–and with the knowledge that I have continued to row and be active–here is a re-post from early 2016. Since October 2011–when I went to my gynecologist for a long overdue physical check-up, which led to a baseline mammogram at 43 that identified […]

Network of Support

Sunday night was the ‘Night Before’. You know, the night before an annual mammogram. Maybe you don’t. It’s a night that can be rather unsettling once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Is everything going to be ok? Just because I’ve hit the 5-year mark of survival, it doesn’t suddenly mean I get a […]

Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

Since October 2011–when I went to my gynecologist for a long overdue physical check-up, which led to a baseline mammogram at 43 that identified suspicious growths in my right breast, which also happened to be malignant–I have been averaging at least one doctor’s appointment or procedure a month. Even though my ‘active’ breast cancer treatment was […]