I am a 43 year old Trauma/general surgeon in the Military for 19 years who was recently diagnosed with stage 2/ lymph node positive invasive ductal carcinoma surrounded by a field of DCIS (Ductal carcinoma insitu) on March 21st of 2017.  I wanted to start a blog to share my experiences in light of helping others but also to clarify what I’m going through myself.  It is a rough journey, whether you know a bunch of information going in or are just being counseled for the first time.  My blog will be focusing on my journey with breast cancer treatment and recovery; however, I imagine I will find myself delving into the surgical world, what it’s like to be a military physician, and the world of physician well being and mental health as I also hold a diagnosis of bipolar type 1 and have had no problems overcoming those obstacles to get to where I am today with the support of friends and family.

I am married 18 years and have a 5 year old daughter, two rescue dogs and many more unfortunately resting in our family pet cemetery from over the years.

I am obviously new to blogging but would encourage any feedback you may have to make your and my experience better in the long run.

I enjoy art and you may catch a few of my projects as I learn to post images 🙂

4 thoughts on “About Me: First Blog Post

  1. I admired you for your accomplishments when I met you. We sat next to each other at the ThriveWell Luncheon 2018. But after ready this blog you are my hero. You are still in my prayers❤️.


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