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Introduction This blog is my way of dealing with the ups and downs of breast cancer and reconstruction. Especially the getting back to "life" post-cancer diagnosis — the part people don't talk about enough. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in Dec. 2010 and had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in Feb. 2011. I developed healing complications, resulting in additional surgeries before my final implant surgery in Sept. 2012. TO NAVIGATE THIS BLOG: Read my journey from the beginning by starting with my April 2011 blog post, "Cancer Club (Part I)." Find a list of cancer bloggers under RENN'S BIG C BLOGGING PALS. Cancer resources are listed under RENN'S CANCER RESOURCES. Bloggers who have passed away are listed IN MEMORIUM. I hope one of these blogs will help or inspire you or someone you love. And speaking of love, Dr. Susan Love's Army of Women and HOW (Health of Women) studies need women with (and without) cancer for easy, ongoing online research studies. Sign up at or to pay it forward. Thank you for stopping by!