Tag Archives: breast cancer at 34

Routine Tests

I sat in the waiting room, book open, staring at the words but not seeing them, my mind racing. Several other women, all well beyond my 34 years, also waited in the room with powder blue carpet and swirly-patterned chairs that weren’t all that comfortable. A woman with short gray hair busied herself knitting a […]


A death threat: cancer. I cry. Don’t take me from my baby, my husband. Determined to live, I fight. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation. Finally finished, bald as a new babe, I am reborn: cancer-free. ___ I’m doing the trifextra challenge this week from the folks at Trifecta. 33 words about a new beginning. Go check it […]

Peace Of Mind

The steamy hot shower felt incredibly good, until I found a lump the size of a marble in my right breast. After that, nothing felt good at all. My first thought, of course, was that I was a dead woman – not that I had cancer and would die a slow lingering death over the […]