My BRCA Surgeries: Part Three

My plastic surgeon, Jennifer Scwartz with O’Neill Plastic Surgery, explained that the the first surgery was to remove all of my breast tissue and put in implants.  The second would be months later, after seeing how the breasts settled.  Since all of my breast tissue was removed, that wouldn’t give much skin to cover my… Read More

My BRCA Surgeries: Part Two

As for meeting with my gynecologist (Dr. Eleanor Oakman with Roper St. Francis) in early August, she initially scheduled my salpingo-oophorectomy (ovary and tube removal) for 2023, seeing as I’d be going through a lot during this time with the multiple breast surgeries alone.  But I remember calling her back a week later and saying… Read More

My BRCA Surgeries: Part One

After meeting with my breast oncologist (Dr. Megan Baker), oncological gynecologist (Dr. Eleaonor Oakman), and my plastic surgeon (Dr. Jennifer Dixon-Swartz), we scheduled dates for my surgeries.  All of these surgeons were incredible – highly recommend ALL THREE!  The breast surgeon and plastic surgeon scheduled my double mastectomy for mid-August and noted that I’d stay… Read More

My BRCA Story

My reason for writing this entire post is to bring y’all awareness to getting genetic testing done if someone in your family (aunt, grandmother, mother, cousins, etc.) has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.  Because of a family history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, several of my family members tested positive for the… Read More

Day 8: Boston, MA + Fenway Park

After leaving Mount Desert Island, we headed toward Boston and were searching for a yummy lunch spot.  We read some great reviews about Fat Boy and absolutely loved the food.  It definitely hit the spot.  The friendliest and fastest service too! We stayed near the seaport in Boston at The Renaissance Hotel, the hotel behind… Read More

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Life Lately: A Rooftop Party + Dress on Major Sale + New PJs

Had so much fun on Thursday night on the rooftop penthouse at the new Palmetto Hotel celebrating my friend Eliza’s bracelet collection with Taylor Ann Green. The decor is beautiful! The food was delicious, the company so friendly and the cocktail of the night was soooo good! Love late summer nights like these in Charleston.… Read More

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