A visit to the Cancer Institue of NJ


As my life as survivor of the but big C goes on I am once again on pins and needles about my appointments for a second opinion. Will I need another surgery? Will I have a mastectomy or a quadectomy? Who knows…

Having the MRI on Friday was not bad, I feel asleep in the machine who does that???lol So far the best MRI I have ever had by far. Now if the rest of this journey  can be as easy. In a  weird way I feel like I am cheating on my oncologist. I’ve been through so much with her and the staff it’s hard to break away from with similar to you.  However, this is only a second opinion. And I meeting with both a oncologisy and a surgical breast oncologist.

The paperwork I have to fill out tonight was daunting, I felt like I was applying for college again. And we all know how that turned out lol. The sad thing was on the paperwork when they ask need a list on my surgeries I have had there  wasn’t enough line space or me to list of them.

I am actually  more scared now going to a The Cancer Institue of New Jersey at Robterwood Johnson then when I went to my oncologist the first time. I’m preparing myself to see what I can only imagine I had look like a year ago. At the time of treatment I never saw myself as being sick. Weird huh??? I always did my husband why didn’t anybody tell me I look like s*** ? Lol

So as my story goes tomorrow will be just another day of being poked and prodded and hopefully finding out exactly what is going on with me. Weither it will be nothing or it will be the back 2 the butcher shop for me.


About chemobrainandmore

My name is Heather and I am now 39 yrs old living at the Jersey shore. I was diagnosed Jan 2011 with stage II A breast cancer right after my 36th birthday. Sadly I was married for just a year at the time.I had four rounds of chemo 33 round of radiation a lumpectonly and MANY ,MANY biopsies. As if that was not enough I ended up having a total hysterectomy summer of 2012. And then this past July 2013 I under went a bilateral mastectomy and I am still under going reconstruction. I am a mom, a wife and a survivor! I have had more ups and downs then I have fingers and toes! But through it all I have had a smile on my face and try to laugh my way through it all. I have done two Strides Walk for breast cancer and I am extremely proud of how much I have raised ( I made pacesetter status!) I enjoy laughing and making people laugh, and if my blog can shed some light on cancer and make one person laugh at ,or with me ,then the fight has been worth it. Thank you for reading about my life and taking a ride with me on this journey. Feel free to reach out to me, I love being able to pay it forward and help others!

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