I am a 46 year old mother of 3 kids. This blog started as e-mails to my friends after learning of my diagnosis with stage 2,Er/pr positive, her2/neu positive breast cancer. Since December 2008 I have had a mastectomy,lymph node removal surgery, port-placement surgery, reconstruction surgery, 4 rounds of Adriamycin/Cytoxin chemotherapy, 3 rounds of Taxol, and a full year of Herceptin.These are my thoughts as I work my way through the stages of diagnosis, surgery and chemotherapy, and beyond. I am an avid runner and biker who loves to do sprint triathlons. Much of this writing will hopefully be part of my book someday. Please feel free to leave comments…I love to know there are people out there reading my words, and hopefully helping those newly diagnosed to understand that you can live through a cancer diagnosis and life does go on….