This is pretty much what happens in the two months following a breast cancer diagnosis:
- Needle-guided biopsy.
- Echo heart scan.
- Full-body PET scan.
- Muga heart scan.
- BRCA genetic testing.
- Numerous blood tests.
- Portacath inserted in my chest.
- 3 rounds of chemo.
- 2 bone marrow generating Neulasta injections.
- Hair loss.
- Bloating/weight gain.
- Appointments with cardiologists, oncologists, oncology surgeons for my future mastectomy, plastic surgeons for future reconstruction.
- Too many prescriptions to name.
- Menopause … fun times.
That could so be my list (except for the PET scan and the mastectomy and plastic surgeon appointments).
But, it’s not.
It belongs to Angela over at It Is What It Is. (That’s her in the pic.)
Angela, 31 years old and mom to a daughter and twin boys, is in the midst of treatment right now, and if you are, too, or you are about to be, or you just want to follow someone amazing who is tackling life despite its hurdles, you really should go visit this spunky gal (who also happens to be giving away a Bondi Band headband).
I think you won’t regret getting to know Angela.
I know I don’t.