I have lung cancer, seriously wtf. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ค

I was diagnosed last week with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). I'm told of all the types of lung cancer, NSCLC is the "best," most treatable type of lung cancer.

Setbacks After Heart Transplant ๐Ÿ™„ & Seeking Joy ๐Ÿ’— (Originally Published in November 2016).

I originally wrote this 4 years ago in November 2016 as a Facebook post. Trump had just been elected and I was 9 months post heart transplant and experiencing a series of setbacks: back to living 3 hours away from home, so that I could be near the transplant hospital, healing from a Grand Mal … Continue reading Setbacks After Heart Transplant ๐Ÿ™„ & Seeking Joy ๐Ÿ’— (Originally Published in November 2016).

Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?

Dear Breast Cancer Patient, Are you trying to decide between lumpectomy vs mastectomy? Unilateral vs bilateral? To have reconstruction or be flat chested? It's fucking overwhelming. I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) only three months after my … Continue reading Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?

Tattoo’s & Transplant: Taboo!โ˜ ๏ธ

Of course my new tattoo would get infected. It's my first tattoo ever. I'm 41 years old and finally a rebel, well sort of. I'm immunosupressed, so usually tattoos are forbidden in the post Heart Transplant patient. But since they are 3D nipple tattoos to finish my reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer, … Continue reading Tattoo’s & Transplant: Taboo!โ˜ ๏ธ

Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber

I am often asked, โ€œwhere weโ€™re you when you got the call for transplant?โ€ For months I was vigilant, perhaps hyper-vigilant with answering my phone. Nothing would prevent me from picking up an โ€œunknownโ€ call, not even the sacred space of the movie theater was going to cause me to miss the call for a … Continue reading Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber

A Little About My Journey: Heart Transplant & Cancers

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At 15 years old, I had bone cancer and one of the chemo drugs gave me heart failure. At 39 years old, I had a heart transplant. Four months after my transplant, I discovered I had breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy, then weeks later and just 2 days before my 41st birthday, my … Continue reading A Little About My Journey: Heart Transplant & Cancers