Sunday, February 15, 2015

Welcome! I'm glad you're here!

Hi, I'm Britta! 

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, at the age of 30.  It was a huge shock, because I was so young, had no family history of the disease, and was very healthy.  How could I possibly have cancer?  I'd been flying on the trapeze for years, having no idea that there was a cancerous tumor inside of me!  It was crazy.  But it really happened, and can happen to anyone.  It turned my world upside down.  There was, of course, a lot of pain and misery.  But overall, my post-cancer life is so much happier than my pre-cancer life... and had I not gone through cancer treatments, I would not have met my partner, the absolute love of my life.  Isn't life strange?!

This post always stays at the top, but the other posts are in reverse chronological order.  This blog started as a place to keep my family and friends updated with the latest news about my boob and its saga, and to share my story in hopes that it would be of help to other women facing breast cancer, or their loved ones.  

Over time, as I finished and healed from treatments and was able to broaden my focus, I began to learn about became obsessed with learning about the environmental links to cancer.  I became an environmental activist, and this blog is expanded WAAAAY beyond my boob now.  It's more about how my boob is connected with the rest of my body, and how my body is connected with the bodies of all women everywhere, and how all of our bodies are connected to the Earth.  Our bodies are a part of the Earth's body and thus cannot be separated or understood in isolation.