Negative for malignancy

Beep's face when I told her I don't have cancer.

I have some amazing news to share – the biopsy (see post from yesterday) came back negative for malignancy – which means I don’t have cancer! via GIPHY I don’t have many answers as to what is happening right now, but I’m going to try to focus on the fact that no matter what – at […]

“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

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via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years – waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump […]

That time I lopped off my boobs… for science

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Editor’s note: This post has been in draft mode for almost six months. I have been debating for years on whether or not I should share my story. I mean, it’s personal. SUPER personal. But, I remember trying to search for information when I was going through this process and there weren’t a lot of […]

I’ve been walking on a broken ankle for months

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Yesterday, my mom commented on how surprised she was at how I’ve been tolerating the pain during recovery. I haven’t been complaining (of course, the drugs have been helping). She is just amazed, especially since in the past week, I’ve made amazing progress and made it yesterday with only taking 4 pain pills all day! […]

Holy surgery bills

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Things I found out when I looked at medical billing (pre-insurance) for my surgery: A pregnancy test costs $77 (I could’ve gotten one at CVS for less than $10). The screw they put in my ankle cost $81.06. An extra 30 minutes of surgery costs $1,618. An extra 30 minutes of anesthesia costs $383.50. Repairing […]

Das Boot Part Deux

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YOU GUYS. Today I said goodbye to my cast and hello again to Das Boot! *chair dance* And more good news from my doc. My ankle is looking great! (Ok, really, it looks like a gross rainbow, but medical-wise, it’s looking good). Incisions are healing well. Doc says I’ve been doing everything right. Wahoo! I […]