Hello and welcome to yet another breast cancer blog!
Yes, I know. Not a fun topic. But let’s face it, breast cancer can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter how much organic food you eat, how many miles you run a day, or how many kids you breastfed – breast cancer happens. And when it does, we need every little bit of help and support we can get. That is why I created this blog.
If you are a young woman with breast cancer, I’m here to share with you my experiences and lessons learned from my cancer. From understanding the diagnosis and getting through the treatment to finding inspiration for living life to the fullest, my goal is to help you through this life-changing journey. Dealing with cancer is tough, and it’s pretty easy to get stuck in the gloom. But it’s also possible to turn the cancer experience into a source of personal strength. This blog is a place to engage with one another and exchange ideas for living with cancer while returning to a life that is different but meaningful.
Now, a little bit about me. My name is Judet, and I am from Palmira, Cuba. My parents moved to the United States when I was six years old. I spent part of my childhood in Florida and the rest in Nevada, where I eventually met my wonderful husband. We have two spunky boys who keep us quite busy and happy. When I’m not working, you will find me hanging out with my family or tackling some sort of do-it-yourself project. From painting a wall to soap making, I like to do it myself.
I learned I had invasive ductal breast cancer in October 2013. I was 35 years old, and I was shocked that I had cancer. Who isn’t, right? I didn’t know much about cancer, so I had to learn quickly in order to make informed treatment decisions. The Internet was a great source of information, but I had to piece it all together from various sites. I learned a lot from other breast cancer blogs and forums. Other women’s stories and advice filled in the gaps at the wee hours of the morning when I experienced side effects for which my doctors hadn’t prepared me. They were my inspiration for creating this blog.
Because we all experience breast cancer differently, I believe it is important to have many narratives available for us to relate to. I hope you will find support, inspiration and lots of helpful material on the blog. When possible, I compile useful information related to breast cancer so that you don’t have to hunt it down on the Internet.
I look forward to hearing from you on the blog!