I was diagnosed in 2008 with stage 1 breast cancer, ER+/HER2neu+/PR+ (verdict is still mixed on PR). My treatment included lumpectomies, chemo, radiation, a year of herceptin and the accompanying MUGA scans, nuclear studies, a port, a bout in the hospital, Neulasta, and a short but dreadful bout with Arimidex. I am here to support other women with any questions about any part of my experience, which was never as bad as I imagined while waiting for the next step.
The most terrifying thing for me was the thought of losing my hair during chemo. It turned out to be one of the most positive experiences of my life. My search for a solution to disguise hair loss expanded my career when I designed Titillating Turbans. This 2 piece set of a soft, flattering hat and matching scarf is unique in the head wear realm and can be styled in dozens of ways. It has helped me bring another level of healing to women around the world.
There are thousands of us in this Reluctant Sisterhood, a heartfelt connection among those that have experienced a life threatening situation. I think that one else can truly understand us on the same level, and our mutual support carries us through the most difficult times.
Remember you are never, ever alone.