My story was pretty simple — I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April 2010 at age 40, had a bilateral mastectomy within 3 weeks of diagnosis and was ready for the happily-ever-after life of a survivor. Not so fast — 3 weeks after the surgery, a nasty infection raged, which led to 4 hospitalizations and 2 more surgeries. Over the course of the summer, my story became decidedly more complicated, but I’m now on the upswing and am adjusting to life in the survivor lane.
I’m a mom to Payton (age 12) and Macy (age 9), who keep me busy and make me laugh, yet I look forward to seeing them leave for school every morning! Payton loves baseball and the Red Sox; he’s been to Fenway Park every year since he was 4. He’s equally in love with video games and thinks it’s seriously unfair that he can’t play them 24-7. Macy is a wacky girl who loves animals and has a heart as big as Texas. If she had her way, we’d run a zoo out of our home, but for now have 2 dogs, Harry & Pedey; 3 fish, Waterfall, Shark and Kool-Aid; and a new leopard Gecko named Cinco. We live in a suburb of Houston and think that any day is a good day to open a bottle of champagne. We love Tex-Mex, good margaritas, sunny days in January and being able to play tennis year-round.