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New Boobs!

I’m getting my new boobs today! Hooray!  If you have been following along our blog for a bit, you probably know that back in June, I found out I have the BRCA 2 gene mutation. I don’t talk about a lot of the details with the gene mutation because honestly it scares me when I … more »

50 Mile Week & Surgery Date Set!

I’m not gonna lie, when I ran 60 miles two weeks ago, it burned me out a bit and made my legs insanely tired. I had a bug though and was loving it at the time.  I followed up the next week with 45 miles. Including my longest run yet since my surgery. (18.2 Mi). … more »

The definition of TMI. Boobs, Boobs, Boobs.

I’ve been back at the running thing for almost 2 weeks now. Yippie! Back to our usual… I have my reconstruction surgery date tentatively set for January 15th. I’m going to pester them to see if they’ll bump it up to the week before because I’m trying to do a little Florida trip with my … more »

First POST Surgery Run. Hooray!

Well, well I was cleared to run yesterday– 5 days early whohooo! I’ll be 6 week post surgery this coming Tuesday. October 1st was a date that was hanging over my head from the day I scheduled my surgery & I’m not one to wish any part of life away, but man I’m glad it’s … more »

Surgical bra’s are sexy right?

Whoohooo! I’m halfway through week two of recovery and feeling so much better than even two days ago. There’s still a lot to do but the worst part is over. I cannot tell you how amazing it has been to have family to help us out. Not really sure what we’d do without them.I was … more »

And then I cried some more- Recovering now!

I wrote about how I felt the night before surgery last Monday. I tried to be brave and as much as I was at times, I have definitely been scared too. We left Marshall in Bloomington with my mom and headed to the plastic surgeon first thing Monday morning to get marked. The thought of … more »

Not your typical Tuesday.

No big deal, just heading to the hospital to have a prophylactic double mastectomy tomorrow. This is something I’m not shocked about. I’ve known the probability that I had the BRCA 2 gene Mutation was 50-50 ever since we found out my mom had it a few years ago. They say 50-50, but I knew in my … more »

BRCA 2 Gene & My Decision.

Fear.  It’s always been a struggle. Scared to fly, scared to stay the night at my house alone, scared I’m going to get cancer, scared I’m going to die, scared about what happens when I die, scared of running races. Scared of the unknown. What if, what if? It’s very real and for a long time, … more »