What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Radiation: The Breast Cancer Edition

You are going to get a tattoo The goal of TARGETED radiation is to get as much of your cancer site as possible and as LITTLE of the rest of you. There is a lot of geometry involved looking for the best angles. They scan your body so they know where everything is, especially your…… Continue reading What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Radiation: The Breast Cancer Edition

Numb

Loss of sensation is a common side effect of a mastectomy (and breast augmentation). Sometimes it’s temporary, and some people are numb from collarbone to the top of the ribcage for years or forever.   I did not shy away from looking at myself immediately after the surgery. I didn’t want to be … scared of…… Continue reading Numb