Category: Narrative

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 10: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome & the Emergency Room

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 10: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome & the Emergency Room
This blog post is the tenth 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 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 »

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 »
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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 Journey Part 6: My Twin Sister Has Breast Cancer, Too

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 6: My Twin Sister Has Breast Cancer, Too
This blog post is the sixth 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 about... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 5: My DCIS Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic and Surgery Timeline (oh, and my twin sister might have breast cancer, too)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 5: My DCIS Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic and Surgery Timeline (oh, and my twin sister might have breast cancer, too)
This blog post is the fifth in a series about my 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; and... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 4: My DCIS Diagnosis

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 4: My DCIS Diagnosis
This blog post is the fourth in a series about my 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; and the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic. To keep tabs on new posts, sign... 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 »

Oh Lord, Grant Me A Second Chance at Lactose (and Gluten) Tolerance

Oh Lord, Grant Me A Second Chance at Lactose (and Gluten) Tolerance
This post has been written as a part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV.” A flood of posts are going live tonight at 10 p.m. sharp from a number of ChicagoNow bloggers because a “Blogapalooz-Hour” is a blitz to publish a post in 60 minutes or less, so here is my response to the following prompt selected... Read more »
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My Life-Changing Journey to a Christian Camp in Northern Wisconsin

My Life-Changing Journey to a Christian Camp in Northern Wisconsin
Greetings, all! Tonight, I am part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXI.” Our editor, Jimmy Greenfield, has prompted us to write about the following prompt in 60 minutes or less: “Write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference.”  Jimmy’s disclaimer: The famous Robert Frost poem idealistically wants taking... Read more »