WELCOME TO MY EXPERIMENT

Hanging on to Fitness and a Few Strands of Hair Through Breast Cancer Treatment

I am a Medical Oncologist, a wife, a mother of 4, runner of 12 marathons training to run my 13th with a goal to qualify for Boston when the diagnosis of breast cancer caused a significant detour in my well-planned life. When I asked for guidance on how to continue to stay fit while receiving treatment, I received blank stares and found little data. While I never intended to be in this experiment, I find myself now generating my own data about fitness through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. I am writing this in hopes to help others who find themselves in this same situation.

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Hormonal Therapy

I have known that hormonal therapy would be part of my treatment since the day I got my diagnosis. The biopsy indicated that my tumor was...

Last Day of Radiation!

I had my last radiation treatment on Tuesday Oct 21!  All Done Baby! Needless to say, I am pretty happy. I decided that this would be the...

The Last Minute Ten Mile Race

I am still on a runner’s high from this past weekend. About 2 weeks ago, my good friend Natalie suggested I join her in the Twin Cities...

A New Diagnosis?!!

Before this year I had this nice simple boring medical history that included having 4 kids and a little hypothyroidism. I thought adding...

First Day of Radiation

It is almost 4 weeks since my last chemotherapy and I feel great! I went back to Seattle last week to work and emotionally this was a...

Charlottesville Women's 4 Miler

My heart is so filled with joy, gratitude, and love after this wonderful weekend. This was the weekend of the long-anticipated...

Last Day of Chemo!

Wednesday, August 14th was my last day of chemotherapy! I was giddy with excitement and energy in the days leading up to that day. I...

Gabe Grunwald Day

When I initially looked for guidance on how to continue to run while on treatment, my first instinct was to find others who had gone down...

4th Chemo

I did my 4th shark dive yesterday. Or as my good friend Natalie puts it, I have reached the half marathon point of this marathon journey....

Global Running Day

Today is Global Running Day. It is also the day I will receive my 3rd cycle of chemotherapy. So guess what I did? Of course, I went...

Shark Diving

I have done some scuba diving. One of the few high-risk activities I have done since I tend to be Cathy Cautious in most other things in...

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