Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast about what happens when cancer, and life, put you on the road you never expected to travel. On this podcast, I talk to survivors, thrivers, and supporters about what life really looks like with cancer - the good, the difficult, and sometimes the really ridiculous. … Continue reading Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. However, for me, every day since November 28, 2017, has been metastatic breast cancer awareness day. Each day, I live with metastatic breast cancer, and it permeates almost everything I do, from medication timing to dietary restrictions, to talk of medical bills to future vacations and … Continue reading Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details

I'm now five days post-op, and - spoiler alert - I am recovering better than I expected. Last Thursday, I underwent a total salpingo-oophor-hysterectomy, which in non-medical-jibberish means that I had my ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix removed. I elected to undergo the surgery because my breast cancer is estrogen driven, and the ovaries … Continue reading Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details

Family Medical Bingo (Alternate Title: My Hysterectomy Was Not the Big Medical Event of the Week)

Well, I'm glad that this week is over. I'm about 48 hours post-op from my hysterectomy, and all things considered, I'm doing well. However, our family had quite the eventful week, medically speaking, so let's back up a bit, shall we? On Monday evening, I noticed that Felix had a rather large, angry-looking bug bite … Continue reading Family Medical Bingo (Alternate Title: My Hysterectomy Was Not the Big Medical Event of the Week)

Salpingo-Oophorectomy: More Fun to Say than to Do

I finally bit the bullet and made a date for surgery: on August 23rd, I will undergo a salpingo-oophorectomy and total hysterectomy. That means that I will have my fallopian tubes (salpingo-) and ovaries (oophorectomy) removed, and undergo a total hysterectomy (removal of the entire uterus and cervix, with vaginal reconstruction). Just typing this makes … Continue reading Salpingo-Oophorectomy: More Fun to Say than to Do