On June 21, 2019, we were on a family vacation in California. It was a beautiful day in Santa Cruz, when I got the call we were expecting: pathologic confirmation of breast cancer. I had biopsies a couple days prior and knew the results would be back while we were traveling. A lot of good news with this bad news: very treatable, good prognosis. It has been a long summer of biopsies, genetic tests, imaging, doctor's visits and consultations. On August 19th, I will have a bilateral mastectomy.