My story was pretty simple: I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April 2010 at age 40 (my OB-GYN found a lump), 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 31 days in the hospital, nearly a year of antibiotics, and countless surgeries, from “simple” debridements to DIEP reconstruction.
Six years I’m a mom to two teens who keep me busy, drive me crazy, and make me laugh. Payton loves baseball and the Red Sox; he’s been to Fenway Park every year since he was 4 years old. He’s equally in love with video games and thinks it’s seriously unfair that he can’t play them 24-7. Macy loves the usual teenage things and has a heart as big as Texas. Also sharing our home are a dog named Pedey and a pig named Piper. Yes, you read that right: a pet pig.
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.
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