I went to Oxford and all I got was this lousy cancer.
I was diagnosed with ER+ Stage 2, Grade 2 invasive breast cancer in March of 2009, at the age of 24. I had my treatment–six rounds of chemotherapy and a mastectomy with immediate latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction–in England, under the National Health Service. I will be on Tamoxifen until I’m thirty.
This blog chronicles my treatment in journal entries from March-August 2009, and post-surgical adjustment to living the remainder of my twenties as a breast cancer patient.
I’m currently a Ph.D. student in English literature. I live in Michigan, with my cat.