• Why I Hate October

    30 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    The day I had yearned for had finally arrived.
    After a biopsy of a painful breast lump, the doctor delivered the words no woman wants to hear. “You have cancer,” she said gently but definitively.
    I was a 35-year-old writer, wife, and mother of four. And cancer wasn't part of my life plan.
    I spent the next six months visiting many doctors, including an oncologist, radiologist, breast surgeon, and plastic surgeon. Six weeks after my diagnosis, I had a bi-lateral, skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, direct to implant.
    Translation: the outside of my breasts were still mine, but my breast...
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