Author: jennifergins

gratitude

I debated writing this post. It seems odd to be saying thanks after the cards I’ve been recently dealt. (“Thank you sir, may I have another”) And it’s also difficult for me to convey the depth and breadth of my enormous appreciation for the so many friends and family members and acquaintances who have reached

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numbers + stats

For all you data heads and math geeks out there (there may be 1 or 2 of you, Bueller? Bueller?) and for those of you who continue to send me kind emails, texts and messages of love and support and “Any news?” – this is for you. Ta da! We’ve got numbers people! [And in

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let’s talk about boobs

I’m just gonna say it. I’ve always hated my boobs. I come from a long line of boobalicious Jewish women: my mom, my Nana, and her mom. It seems to be the dominant gene trait in my family. Although J is only 8 1/2 (going on 14), she’s well aware of what’s in store for

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feeling blue in a sea of pink

It was bound to happen. A blue day. (blue accessories alert!) Especially given that I’ve been living with cancer for just 5 days. That’s less than a week! A week ago my TTT had not been discovered! A week ago I was stressing about my dog eating my undies, my daughter not finishing her dinner,

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feeling the love!

Wow – what does a girl do to deserve friends and family like you all? We’ve been overwhelmed by the calls, texts, emails and check-ins. It means so much to get such sweet notes of love and support. Thank you, thank you!  I even got a “Cancer trade” from a fantasy football teammate, and while

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Crap. Crap

So my test results from last Friday’s biopsy came back positive. Shit. I have breast cancer. Before you start making me a casserole – let me tell you what I know + where we are: My left breast tested positive for infiltrating ductal carcinoma. It is “teeny tiny” according to my OB at .6 cm in

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