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my name is Kate!

This blog is my little slice of therapy. Life is short and I appreciate the opportunity to share mine with you.

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Taking Control

I was diagnosed
with breast cancer
at the age of 31,
seven weeks
before my wedding.

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Love Your Body: (Almost) Seven Weeks Post Mastectomy

I started jogging again with tears running down my face. It was such a moment for me as her voice kept blaring into my ears. “I run for hope, I run to feel…” I didn’t care that I was starting to feel sore from Thursday’s expansion. I was running to FEEL. I felt so alive.

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How Did You Find It?! How Genetic Testing Saved My Life

“How did you find it?”

“Was there a lump?”

“Do you have a family history?”

I have been peppered with questions like these since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even the radiology teams and nursing folks all want to know, “You’re so young, how did you even have a mammogram?” or  “How did you get here?” Especially because, to the surprise of many, there was no lump.

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The Speed Bump: Three Weeks Post Surgery

The surgeons and medical sites offer such vague accounts and there are not many detailed, personal stories out there. Soooo, with that in mind… today marks three weeks since I was released from the hospital after my surgery and it seems as though this milestone has ushered in a pretty hefty speed bump. I am struggling. 

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Smile! Wedding Pics Preview

When we were planning our wedding, the vendor that we put the most thought and effort into was our photographer. It isn’t that we did not value the rest of our team, we just happened to be lucky and find excellent professionals quickly and easily. Our photographer was a little trickier. 

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