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98% there, THANK YOU. On 9 news tonight
October 07, 2016

I am 97% there.  I only need $85 more!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me and make this happen. 9 News interviewed me  See more

BENEFITING: PINK FUND INC

EVENT: Denver, Colorado

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016

MiChelle McGarry

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic of 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not going to have more children, this was a hard and unwanted milestone. After this I started estrogen suppression with an aromatase inhibitor. I continued with reconstructions and other necessary GI surgeries until I had my last reconstruction on Dec 15, 2015.  It was the 60th surgery of my life.

Then my tired body that had been beat up while fighting its second cancer, got polymyalgia rheumatica in April of  2016, requiring long term steroid treatment with all of its side effects.  Then in July of 2016 another autoimmune disease joined the long standing celiac and the new polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjorgrens Syndrome.

And as I wrtie this I am just out of a week in the hospital for an illness that was complicated by my immunocompromise from the steroids and the long standing GI issues.

As you can see, there is often a lot more to a breast cancer diagnosis, even with out other health issues.  There are many surgeries and the meds many have to take after the chemo, depending on their particular "brand" of breast cancer still make you feel tired and achy and remind you every day that you are not "back to normal" and you never will be.  The idea of "new normal" sounds good, but really isn't so much when you are living it.

I was honored to be chosen to be a The Pink Fund Dancing with the Survivors participant this year.  It is the only  breast cancer fundraising that I will be doing this year.  This charity is extrodinary.  They will help women with non medical expenses for up to 3 months and $3000 while they are in active treatment.  This is HUGE.  I tried to keep working, but should have slowed down, it is hard on both your body and mind to fight cancer and deal with side effects and still need to work to take care of your family.  Women should be able to slow down and rest.  My body is making me do that now and it is my advice to my friends who are now in this battle too.

I tell them to lean in to the offers of help.  It is ok and GOOD to receive. Slow down.  Do not feel that you have to stay busy to be strong.  You are strong in your willingness to be vulnerable and accept help. 

This is why I love the Pink Fund, it helps women do what they need to do in order to lean in and care for themselves as they fight breast cancer!!  I am so glad to know about this resource, I didn't when I was diagnosed.

There are couple of ways you can support my goal of $3000 by the event on October 8.  You can donate to my goal or if you want to come to the event...yes?!?!...you can purchase tickets and the cost will go toward my $3000 goal.

Thank you for reading and considering helping me toward my goal of supporting women in active treatment through The Pink Fund!

MiChelle McGarry

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone!

Most of you know me and my story, but I will briefly recap it here for you to consider as I ask you to support my efforts to support other women going through breast cancer treatment through my participation as a Dancing with the Survivors for The Pink Fund.

I became a Colorado breast cancer statistic on 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in there lifetime on October 9, 2013.  I was one of an average of 11 women in Colorado that day to hear this news.  This was my second cancer and was coming on top of 6 months of diagnoses that were late effects from the treatment of my childhood cancer 40 years before. I turned 48 on October 19.

On October 28, 2013, I had a double mastectomy.  I started chemo the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and had my last treatment the last week of January 2014.  I then started Tamoxifem.  Then in May I started reconstruction and had my ovaries and uterus removed.  Every physical thing that allowed me to be a mom was gone.  Even though I was not

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