Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Traci Kolinek on October 2, 2012

in Breast Cancer & Thyroid Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Traci Is Cancer Free – 5 Years…

by Traci Kolinek on November 2, 2012

in Moving Forward

November 2, 2007 to November 2, 2012  
5 Years and Moving Forward!

Five years ago today, as I was driving home from seeing an endocrinologist regarding my seven lumps on my thyroid, which was Thyroid Cancer.   I got the call from my surgeon to tell me “You have Breast Cancer.”  I remember him asking me if I knew an oncologist, NOPE.

Then him saying he had a call into Dr. Vain,   I said   Dr. Vain?    I really want a doctor who is Vain? No, Dr. Fain, is my oncologist and, he has been wonderful.  As I walked in to our house, I just looked at Larry and started crying in his arms.

Then that night,  Larry and I just looked at each other and said,   We will come out even better from this, healthier, stronger, happier, and living life.   After the 2.5 years of getting through life, we are living life.  Our house has become stronger, healthier, and happier. Kaylynn’s Hemangioma is gone,  Reeve is a happy 8 year old, Larry does well with his Type I diabetes, and I feel great! Being Cancer Free


6 Month Oncologist Follow Up

by Traci Kolinek September 18, 2012

Today I have my 6 month follow up with my oncologist. Nov 2 will be five years from diagnoises. I seem to get a pit in my stomach as I walk in and see Texas Oncology. Not nervous that cancer will ever come back. But the long road I experienced. I tear up of joy […]

Read the full article →

Kaylynn’s Hemangioma Journey

by Traci Kolinek September 13, 2012

Larry and I created a website of Kaylynn’s Hemagioma story to help others who like us, had no idea what they were dealing with when their little baby comes out in this world with something that looks like a bruise and continues to grow. Our story tells everyone how we made our decisions and what […]

Read the full article →

I just told everyone I was done with Medical issues…

by Traci Kolinek March 1, 2012

So I have been telling everyone I am done with medical issues,   everything has been fixed so I should be good to go and then… Bang,  I am standing out in the cul de sac with my neighbor (finishing up kid drama) and she tells me my eye looks like it is bleeding… WTF???? […]

Read the full article →

Today will just be normal and simple!

by Traci Kolinek February 29, 2012

No doctors today!!! I will get to be a mom, wife, work, workout, pay the bills, plan meals, get the kids to and from school, look at possible summer schedule and camps and figure out what we can do for Spring Break.    Easy Day!  

Read the full article →

UGH, I lost my whole morning to a doctors appointment again!

by Traci Kolinek February 28, 2012

I keep thinking it is going to end.   But it seems like one or two of my mornings, (my only time free of kids) is filled with some kind of doctors appointment.  REALLY? I should not complain.  I am Cancer Free!   Healthy, well with a little extra weight I need to lose due […]

Read the full article →

Mom’s 60th Birthday Today

by Traci Kolinek February 27, 2012

Happy 60th Birthday Mom! I remember throwing you the surprise 50th birthday party like it was yesterday. It was the beginning of your breast cancer journey, but I never thought you would be celebrating your 60th in Heaven. I know you have having one “hell” of a party. But I want to have that party […]

Read the full article →

Why would this day be so hard?

by Traci Kolinek March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011 Was it really March 31st 2005 in the early morning when my mom went to heaven? Feels like yesterday since the feelings are so raw. Why is it as this day comes near, the whole week, I go into a funk, have low energy and just not motivated. It would not be […]

Read the full article →

Thinking of Michelle

by Traci Kolinek February 17, 2011

Since Michelle passed away from breast cancer Jan 26th 2010.   A lot of emotions have been a part of my life.  I went from numb, sad to pissed off, not able to handle the little changes in life,  to just missing her.   Missing her a lot and thinking about her a lot. I […]

Read the full article →