Category: Motivation

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 19: My Twin Sister's Double Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery Plan (amid the global outbreak of COVID-19)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 19: My Twin Sister's Double Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery Plan (amid the global outbreak of COVID-19)
This blog post is the nineteenth 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 »

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 »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 16: I'm a Month Into Surgical Recovery & My Twin Sister is Halfway Done With Chemotherapy!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 16: I'm a Month Into Surgical Recovery & My Twin Sister is Halfway Done With Chemotherapy!
This blog post is the sixteenth 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... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Journey Part 15: I'm (Surgically) Cured, I'm BRCA Negative & I'm a 31-Year-Old Survivor!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 15: I'm (Surgically) Cured, I'm BRCA Negative & I'm a 31-Year-Old Survivor!
This blog post is the fifteenth 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... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 12: My Twin Sister Starts Chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 12: My Twin Sister Starts Chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic!
This blog post is the twelfth 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 9: Preparing For My Twin Sister's Chemotherapy Treatments at Mayo Clinic

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 9: Preparing For My Twin Sister's Chemotherapy Treatments at Mayo Clinic
This blog post is the ninth 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Top 7 Songs I Listen to When I'm Stressed Out: Hillsong, Strahan, United Pursuit, Josh Garrels, Bethel Music & Chris Steinke

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Bethel Music (Amanda Cook): You Make Me Brave “You make me brave, you make me brave You call me out beyond the shore into the waves You make me brave, you make me brave No fear can hinder now the love that made a way You make me brave, you make me brave You call me... Read more »
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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 »