Why This Blog?

On April 27th I got a diagnosis of DCIS breast cancer.  Not great but not tragic.  Prognosis is excellent.  I am keeping this blog for a few reasons:

1) It’s an easy way to keep you updated.  You can read as little or as much as you want and I can take a nap.

2) Writing is therapeutic for me.

3) ‘Cancer is a word, not a sentence’.  My sweet Mom died of breast cancer when she was only 39 but that’s not my story.  Medicine has come a very long way.  I’d like to normalize the illness in my own small way.



  1. Maggie – I vow to hold you in my heart and surround you with love, healing, and happy thoughts.

    Now, go kick this cancer’s ass.

    • Thanks Kristy!! Feeling the love and ready to kick ass! 😉

  2. Maggie! I just randomly checked in on your facebook page and found this. Ach. I’m sorry you have to deal with this but I am so glad you’re being so positive… you always write your own story.

    Yeah – kick ass!

    • Oh, thank you Stephanie. It’s going to be an interesting summer…..

  3. i was diagnosed with dcis stage 0-grade 1
    on june 18,2010 after a stereotactic biopsy
    now i have to make a decision-lumpectomy
    or mastectomy? how do you make a decision like that?
    any communication with someone who has been
    through this would help,thanks

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