Category: Daily Miracles

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 20: My Twin Sister's Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction Operation at Mayo Clinic Was Awesome!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 20: My Twin Sister's Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction Operation at Mayo Clinic Was Awesome!
This blog post is the 20th in a series about my (and my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. The 1st post is about my first mammogram ever; the 2nd post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the 3rd post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the 4th post is... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 18: My Twin Sister is Done With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 18: My Twin Sister is Done With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy!
This blog post is the eighteenth in a series about my (and my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 17: 'Pigmented Purpura,' 'Breast Implant Illness,' Ovarian Cancer Screening & My Sister's Fifth Chemotherapy Infusion

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 17: 'Pigmented Purpura,' 'Breast Implant Illness,' Ovarian Cancer Screening & My Sister's Fifth Chemotherapy Infusion
This blog post is the seventeenth in a series about my (and my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Journey Part 14: My Double Mastectomy With Reconstruction Operation at Mayo Clinic Was Awesome!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 14: My Double Mastectomy With Reconstruction Operation at Mayo Clinic Was Awesome!
This blog post is the fourteenth in a series about my (and now, my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 8: My Second DCIS Diagnosis (and more biopsies)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 8: My Second DCIS Diagnosis (and more biopsies)
This blog post is the eighth in a series about my (and now, my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the fourth post is... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 7: "You Might Have Invasive Breast Cancer, Too" (My MRI and Two Ultrasounds)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 7: "You Might Have Invasive Breast Cancer, Too" (My MRI and Two Ultrasounds)
This blog post is the seventh in a series about my (and now, my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the fourth... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 3: Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy at Mayo Clinic

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 3: Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy at Mayo Clinic
This blog post is the third in a series about my preventative breast cancer screening journey that began in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever and the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic. To keep tabs on new posts, sign up for the “A Daily Miracle” email list at this link. I posted about... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey (So Far)

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey (So Far)
To keep tabs on new posts, sign up for the “A Daily Miracle” email list at this link. I’m 30 years old. My mother was diagnosed with DCIS–an early form of breast cancer contained within a milk duct–at age 40. My maternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer at 50. My maternal great-grandmother passed away from breast... Read more »

The Three Best Super Bowl Gluten-Free Dip Recipes that Not-Gluten-Free People Can Enjoy, Too

The Three Best Super Bowl Gluten-Free Dip Recipes that Not-Gluten-Free People Can Enjoy, Too
The Super Bowl is coming, NFL playoffs are here, and everyone (especially gluten free people!) need sustenance! I have written about being gluten- and dairy-free before, but have recently re-introduced dairy into my diet (it’s a miracle, hallelujah!) and wanted to share these recipes with the world of gluten free friends. Though, if you aren’t... Read more »
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How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)

How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)
My husband and I attempted to attend World Relief DuPage/Aurora’s “Refugee and Immigration Advocacy Night” at Compass Church in Wheaton this evening, but couldn’t find a parking spot. After circling the building for 15 minutes, we decided to turn around and go home knowing we could get the full scoop of the event from Twitter and Bloomingdale Church friends... Read more »