Amanda’s Story

Site created on July 3, 2020

Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated on my battle with breast cancer. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement!

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Journal entry by Amanda Dibiaso

Trying to save my life is hard!

You know the saying that pain reminds us we’re alive? Well if someone could let pain know that I really really  remember, that would be awesome because holy hell. From actual pain worse than I’ve ever felt to phantom pain in boobs I don’t even have anymore, this shit is intense. But I’m still here! Trying my best to keep in mind that this pain is only temporary.

I'm told the surgery went as well as can be expected. They ended up having to also remove several abnormal lymph nodes from my breast/arm pit area, which of course adds to the pain, but I'm happy to have it all out of me. The nursing staff here at St. Elizabeth has been taking great care of me.

And of course I couldn't have gotten through any of this without Vince. He has been my rock. He's given me strength in my weakest moments, and wiped my many many tears during my saddest.

I still have a long road of recovery ahead of me, and a couple months of radiation to go through, but I'm staying positive that this will all be worth it and work out in the end.  I just can't wait to be back to normal self, with boobs AND hair instead of this alien version of myself (see pictures).

Venmo: @amandadibiaso 
Doordash: you can buy gift cards through the app then send them to my cell 859-512-9353

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