Updated: Dec 1, 2019
If you haven’t heard already I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I am currently recovering from my lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy and this Monday and Wednesday I have my followup with the surgeon and oncologist. Recovery has been up and down for me. Sometimes I feel immense pain, more muscular than anything else, and other times I feel extremely numb. It’s somehow like the way I’ve been feeling about this whole process. At times there is a rush of pain, mostly because of the unknown. At others, there is complete stillness. I feel nothing, as if its all still a bad dream. In seeing how its been affecting me, my family and friends I’ve decided to journal what has become and will be my new life journey, through this blog. I feel that this will be a great outlet for my thoughts and feelings, as well as a good way to keep my loved ones up to date on what’s been and will be going on, and if through my entries I can help someone through their journey, all the better.
Written by Marie Camacho, Founder of One Tough Cookie, Inc., on November 2015 a month before her first chemotherapy.