Moving Forward When Done with Treatment

Traci Is Cancer Free – 5 Years…

by Traci Kolinek November 2, 2012

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 […]

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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 […]

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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???? […]

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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!  

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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 […]

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Support from Friends

by Traci Kolinek September 22, 2010

So today I am going to lunch with a group of wonderful friends who all have some kind of “medical issue”.   I say medical issue because not all of us have breast cancer or cancer.  But we all have had many doctors appointments.  Some have kids and struggle trying to managing their family life. […]

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Endorphins…

by Traci Kolinek September 20, 2010

So I finally get to take a walk for the last two days.   Oh, endorphins… how I have missed you.    My workouts are for me to heal, and they are so needed.   If you think you just can’t start slow, feel the sun on your face and hands.   You will be […]

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You know your a cancer survivor when…

by Traci Kolinek September 16, 2010

You know your a cancer survivor when you have Barium in your pantry for your next scans in 3 months.     Crazy!

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I am one of the lucky ones

by Traci Kolinek June 20, 2010

It’s Sunday morning and I am slow to get out of bed.  I’m just worn out and not wanting to do my normal, feed/dress the kids, empty the dishwasher, get dressed, make/eat breakfast, …     My loving husband feeds the kids,  I start the dishwasher and we make breakfast.  All of a sudden another […]

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You are in charge of you!

by Traci Kolinek November 12, 2009

Yesterday I get the text from my dear friend Michelle, Stage IV Terminal Breast Cancer, that her tumor markers are back to where they were in May.  I always just stop for a minute, breathe, and feel helpless.   It hurts so bad to read her words.  Just writing about it makes my eyes tear up.  […]

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