A short, personal update.

So this year just keeps throwing crap in my direction and seriously messing with my plans along the way. I just can’t get a break – and it’s only MARCH!

Lets get the bad news out of the way – I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m pretty pissed off about it because I’m only 36 years old, I have three small children, and I’m kind of attached to my breasts (and hair), and I don’t relish the thought of having to pump my body full of poison to rid it of something that shouldn’t be there in the first place. I also find myself randomly bursting into tears but I’m sure my emotions will settle as time passes.

Aside from the fact that my family and friends are super supportive and amazing, there’s not much good news so much as not-as-bad news. The cancer hasn’t spread; I’ll have five months of chemo, then surgery, probably radiation therapy, and hopefully cured by Christmas.

I don’t know how present I’ll be, or how much time I can devote to the site, but I’ve always found designing and scrapbooking an excellent escape from the stresses of life, so hopefully I’ll have energy to devote to it.

I’ll be back soon with some goodies that were prepared before the shit hit the fan. xxx

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear this! Please take care of yourself and don’t worry about giving us freebies! We can wait while you concentrate on yourself (as much as you can with your tribe), resting and eating healthy. Get well ASAP!

  2. Now is the time to focus on you in getting well not us! May God bless you with a quick and full recovery!

  3. You are absolutely correct, cancer really sucks. If you are able, poor out your anger, disbelief, heartache and hope to God. May you receive comfort and peace and above all a cure. Praying for healing and support through your journey.

  4. Prayers for you during this journey! I would be pissed too. Per a friend, sister-in-law, and niece who have had breast cancer, finding a great support group is invaluable.

  5. Hi Trish,
    I am new to digital scrapbooking. I found your blog while on pixel scrapper exploring the Jack and Jill blogtrain. While scrolling through I read your post about your recent breast cancer diagnosis. It broke my heart to read this. I feel after reading previous posts I know you.
    You can do this! You must remain strong! You are a fighter! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you are up to it, keep us posted. I will be watching.
    Big Hugs and God Bless,

  6. Bonjour Trish,
    je suis depuis longtemps le blog train Pixelscrapper et je suis désolée de ce qui vous arrive. Ne perdez pas courage, soyez forte et vous vainquerez cette saloperie.
    Bisous d’une amie lointaine, en France.

  7. I just found your site through Pixel Scrapper and read about your diagnosis… And I am months behind your treatment but I will be praying for you. I understand your anger at being so young and the fear that has come, but God has you. I hope several months into your treatment you are doing well with all the aspects of what is happening to you!

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