“Happy Happy Birthday my Wonderful Pops!! My bestest friend! Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, even more so now. Happy Easter in Heaven. Give Mama a hug and a kiss for me and tell her that I love her.”
Because of you ~~ I AM STRONG ~~
The Boob Naked Truth
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Positive Blogger, Mostly, with a tad bit of humor
My name is Suzanne, My family and friends call me Sue. I’m a single parent to a very handsome 13 year old son, Dominic. We are like 2 peas in a pod. He is my world!!!
I’m a Central Cashier Trainer within a Kroger Company and have been there for many years. 25 years this summer!! Geez!! Seems like yesterday. I am 43 years young.
I currently live in Albuquerque, NM with my son and ALL of our furrbabies. Which include, 3 dogs ( Honey, Sippie & BJ ), 3 cats ( Riley, Feyo & Reggie ) and our chickens.
I have 2 wonderful brothers. One older ( Jake ) and one younger ( Ray ), and they are the best!! Yes, I am stuck right in the middle. No sisters. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
My ( our ) favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. I Love steak and baked potato, especially from Texas Roadhouse, oh so yummy!! Other than that, give me anything New Mexican and I’m sure I’ll love it!
I soo love the 80’s! 80’s music, 80’s movies and even 80’s dress style. And that is usually all I listen to. Yes, I’m weird like that. I enjoy being outdoors. Love, love, love the wilderness and nature itself. Camping, fishing, bonfires, rivers, the sound of birds singing. You name it! I also love to sing. I made a CD back in 1996. At the time I wanted to be a singer but later became a parent and that was more important. Plus, trying to become a singer isn’t cheap!! So, I’m at a point where I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!
To get down and dirty, I have triple negative breast cancer. Cancer of any kind is a scary word, no matter what it is associated with. Cancer will consume your every thought. Cancer will leave you more vulnerable than you ever thought possible. Cancer’s outcome is unknown and the unknown is very, very scary. But. . . cancer has also been an eye opener. Having cancer has brought things into perspective. What is most important to me in life and those little things we fret over in our everyday lives just don’t seem to matter anymore. You realize who your true friends and family are and the people who will step right up to help no matter how bad it is. You find strength in places and things and people. You find amazing strength within yourself you didn’t know was there. Believe me, it’s there!!
Within this blog I am going to be as real and as true to my journey as I can. It is raw, unfiltered emotion. Very private and personal. For those reading, it won’t be a walk in the park, sometimes it’s like walking through glass knowing you can get cut and sliced at any moment, but, it is my journey into the unknown and how I choose to face and battle it.
I will do my best to give you information on
- My diagnosis and my treatment regimen and plan
- The breast cancer itself, what kind it is, how to detect it early and how to stay on top of it. Awareness and information
- A timeline, my timeline, how everything came to pass from the very beginning to the present
- How I’m coping
- And more
I am staying as positive as I can be. Positive attitude is the BEST form of combat. Rest, rest, rest, hydration and trying to stay active when all possible. Surround yourself with positive people. You don’t need negative. Negative can be very harmful. Always put time away just for yourself and remember to always breathe, just step back and breathe. You’re gonna have good days and you’re gonna have bad days. But how you deal with it is entirely up to you.
I hope that with this blog I can bring awareness and inspiration to someone. Just maybe I can inspire and walk 1 person through their scary journey and bring them hope and encouragement as they face uncertainty like I am right now. . I am here for you! I am learning as I go but I will share it all with you. The good, the bad and the ugly. I hope you join me..
It all started with,
“I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately, we found. . . . . . . “