My CaringBridge story eventually became the book, Camp Chemo: Postcards Home from Metastatic Breast Cancer. The blog started as a private communication between family and friends which grew into a book (and e-book) that is available at booksellers everywhere, including Amazon. My website is www.CampChemo.com (http://www.CampChemo.com
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Here are the basics of my story: In September 2007, at age 37, I was diagnosed with Stage III lobular carcinoma. When I asked what lobular carcinoma was, the doctor said “breast cancer”.
After lumpectomy, six rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of daily radiation I still had one more task on my list. The cancer was estrogen receptive, which means that it eats estrogen. For this reason, I needed to ditch my ovaries and had a hysterectomy while I was at it.
Even though my cancer was successfully treated, it still metastasized (spread) to the bones. Now I rest every afternoon because I can’t keep up after a morning of getting the kids to school and my house chores. I’ve learned to adjust to a smaller life and much smaller budget. The difficult part now is explaining to people I’ll never be done with chemo. Educating the public about metastatic breast cancer has become my passion. Please read more journal entries to keep up with what's going on with my journey.