Hi and welcome to my blog, Sweet Baby Sour Cancer, part 2! I am 40 years old and pregnant with cancer again! I started this blog when I was originally diagnosed with ER+/PR+, invasive lobular and ductal breast cancer March 28, 2015. I was also 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby who is now a healthy, happy, very smart 3.5 year old. I was just recently diagnosed with a reoccurrence exactly 4 years later to the day on March 28, 2019…. And I mentioned earlier I am 18 weeks pregnant. I am by no means a blogger. I have poor grammar, crappy spelling and my vocabulary is simple. But my goal is not impress you with fancy words but to take you alongside me, again, on this journey if you so choose. I want to share my hopefully inspiring story of hope through this cancer and pregnancy nightmare. You see no one gets out of life unbruised. We all have some kind of crisis, disaster, trauma happen at some point, sometimes multiple traumas. I think the question is not What happens IF we get sucker punched in life, the question is really what happens WHEN get sucker punched in life and how do we handle it? We should all be prepared for the big blow straight to the kisser if we haven’t had one already. And how will we react? How will we handle it? Will we crumble in defeat or rise and fight back? I am trying my hardest to rise in this situation and use this for good. Use this help others who are going through the same, will go through the same or even going through a totally unrelated crisis but know they have the courage and strength to get up and fight back and find hope in true restoration and peace in faith like I have.
For those of you who don’t know me, that is me and my husband, Nathan and our first “chemo baby” Cora and our black puppy Pepper in the picture. Our new little “chemo baby”is due in August. The gender reveal will be soon! We live in MA, close to Boston and I am getting my care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s for my high risk OB care. I have a specialty team of doctors that deal specifically with breast cancer and pregnancy, the same team who walked me through treatment and pregnancy and will do so again. I feel lucky to live where I do and have the top medical care possible.