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My name is Nancy Stordahl. I am an educator, author, blogger and freelance writer.

In 2008, my mother died from metastatic breast cancer. In April 2010, I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. I also learned I am brca2+. My life has been forever altered by this disease. For me, there is no going back.

I share candidly about my breast cancer experience. I refuse to sugarcoat this horrible disease.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or if you are grieving, you’ve come to the right place.

Occasionally, I review products IF they are relevant to breast cancer and might interest and benefit readers.

Being a #fearlessfriend and a #fearlessadvocate for my sisters and brothers living with metastatic disease is a primary focus. I will never stop advocating on their behalf. Check out my mets page.

In addition, I share about the life-long impact of loss.

The need is great and there continues to be reluctance to discuss the important topics of dying and death.

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  2. Hello,
    I am writing to you for a request and it ultimately it would be beneficial to you, too. I was diagnosed with bone mets in June of 2014 and have been furious about the lack of funding and awareness to this disease. In an effort to channel this anger towards something good, I decided to swim across as many lakes—One Woman, Many Lakes—and raise awareness and money for all of us dealing with this diagnosis.
    I need your help in reaching out to as many people as possible. Could you forward this on (see below) to your friends, family, neighbors and whoever will listen and respond? We can fight this together when we work together.
    If you are interested in swimming with me, let me know. I would love the company!
    Thank you.
    Mary Gooze

    I admit that I am not a researcher, scientist, doctor or anything else that has to do with the medical field.  I can’t find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer, but I can swim and I plan to swim across many lakes this year—One Woman, Many Lakes—to raise funds for research that is desperately needed so that I and others can continue to pursue our dreams and be there for our families. My first swim is in Lake Patagonia, Arizona on March 24th.

      I know firsthand about this disease since I was diagnosed in June of 2014 with breast cancer that metastasized to my bones.  Since my diagnosis it has been my mission to seek more research funding along with raising awareness that this disease will claim 40,000 lives each year unless we do something now.

    Although many of us are thriving and living our lives, we do need your help.  As I swim lake after lake after lake this year, please support me with a donation to METAvivor, an organization that provides 100% of its donations to research. View their website and how to donate at http://www.metavivor.org.

    Thank you.
    Mary Gooze

    1. Mary, You are truly inspiring. Good for you for taking on this mission of yours. I am not a swimmer. Sadly. I wish you luck with your swims. If you have a blog post you’d like me to share, let me know. And I do support METAvivor. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi I have stag 2-3 lung cancer and through my treatments I hung on to my hair now it is so spars and reminiscent of a witch I’m torn whether to shave it off or suffer with the continual loss and the self image issues. I’m done with treatment just waiting for my date to get my pet scan. If I shave everything off that I have left will it grow back quicker?

    1. Patty, Everyone is different. Your hair may or may not grow back quicker if you shave it all off. You might feel better just starting over though. But of course, only you can decide. Do what feels best. Good luck with everything.

    1. Patty, Of course you are. That’s normal. Who wouldn’t be scared? You aren’t alone. Hope knowing that helps a little.

  4. When I had radiation after breast cancer surgery, I made a small painting in less than 20 minutes during each of the 33 daily treatments. While this process was part of my private coping with cancer and the treatment, my visual log, and accompanying words, later became a book, “Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment,” published by the American Cancer Society. May I share a guest blog with you on the restorative power of art or invite you to write about this subject? Thanks for considering this, Sally Loughridge

    1. Sally, Thank you for your offer. I prefer that you inquire via an email. Comments aren’t really for this purpose. Thank you for understanding.

  5. your article is so inspiring.. Thanks for this wonderful information.God bless you

  6. Hi Nancy, I wish I knew you when I had my thyroid cancer because you explain things from patient’s point of view.
    I had mine when I was 28 years old and now I’m 33. It completely changed my life and the way I prioritize everything I do. The best example is that I’m living my life the best way I can and helping others because I realized that my story can motivate people to change (I changed after this, but people have to change before a disease).
    Your website touches thousands or millions of people and I want to congratulate you for helping so many people. Thank you. Aline

  7. Hi Nancy, have over the counter supplements been recommended?
    Just a thought. I am considered a non-compliant, difficult patient who refuses to follow my surgeons recommendations. I do not have cancer, I had atypical hyperplasia that was surgically removed followed a regiment of 5 years of temoxefin (so?) and MRI follow ups every 6 months.

    I’m post menopausal with a strong family history of cardio vascular disease. I am not taking the recommended pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, I am eliminating toxins where I can, changing my diet & now starting exercise regiment, also reading the two links I’ve included & will add at least one of the recommended supplements.

    Wish you the best & thank you for you blog
    Thank you, Charlotte

  8. Hi Nancy,
    Let me start with a description of myself–I was a HS classroom teacher for over 20 years, now an administrator in a large high school in Wisconsin; my father, also a beloved educator, died on July 21 (2016). As an English educator, WORDS have always MATTERED to me. Does any of this sound familiar? I was diagnosed with ductile breast cancer the week I buried my father, two weeks later underwent a bilateral mastectomy, and have 7 weeks left of 20 weeks of chemo treatment. Truthfully, chemo is kicking my butt. Last week, I wrote the words to a friend that chemo was a thief stealing my health, personality, and spirit. And, I think I read those words in your blog this weekend.

    I have never been on facebook, and I I do not really read a lot on the Internet (professionally, yes, but not about cancer). I found an article you wrote in a Coping magazine and have been reading your posts for the last few days. You are the voice inside my head.

    I just ordered your memoir–the title is what I want to scream every day! I loved my life; I was a well liked and respected educator in a job I love; after 8 years of infertility treatments (yes, I know) we adopted our daughter and magically conceived a son; I have been married to a good, good man for 25 years, and I have always been blessed with the greatest friends. I knew all of this before cancer; I appreciated all of this before cancer; I was a good person enjoying life before cancer; cancer has not taught me these things, LIFE and love had already!

    Immediately, I told my friends to keep the pink ribbon away from me. It was a cult I did not want to be part of, nor was I going to join. I don’t think I fully understood what bugged me so much about the pink ribbon until I read your words.

    The hardest part for me is the “smile and stay positive”. No way! I have never faked my emotions, and even before cancer, it drove me crazy when people told me to smile. I am a serious person, and sometimes I’m not smiling. Period. I now feel like crap most days; I am not going to pretend that this isn’t the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. I don’t leave my house much because I refuse to pretend. I also resent the people who believe cancer patients can do chemo AND live their regular life. I dream of being shipped away to a cancer spa for 6 months before I have to rejoin my life. But, society wants me to be grateful that modern medicine allows me to still care for my family. It’s too much!
    Thank you for confirming for me that I don’t have to do it “their way”. I will get through this because I have no other choice, but I will not remain positive or grateful for any of it. I am so grateful for my colleagues, friends, and families, but I always was!

    1. Laura, Thank you for introducing yourself. I am sorry about your father. Gosh, he died very close to the day mine did. I’m sorry about your cancer diagnosis too. So much to deal with. I appreciate all that you shared in your comments. Sounds like you and I have lots in common. Thank you for ordering my book. I hope you find it helpful. Good for you for resisting the “smile and stay positive” mantra that is almost forced upon cancer patients these days. You definitely get to do all this your way. And remember you aren’t alone. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Hi Nancy: How may I contact you privately through email? I am working on outreach to patients with BC brain mets and would like your guidance. Thanks.

  10. thankyou. lost mum to breast cancer june 21. she was an anglican (episcopalian) priest so big time of year for us. very small family so very much appreciate anything i can find online on how to get through. love and blessings s hughes

    1. Sara, I am very sorry. Grief is something we all just muddle through. I hope you find some of my posts helpful. There will be more coming. Perhaps a support group might help you, an in-person one or one online. Also, I always suggest journaling. Be kind, gentle and patient with yourself. Again, I’m sorry.

  11. About treatment aging, absolutely. My skin looks a decade older than me, my neuropathy has me hobbling, my lymphadema has me in baggy clothes to hide my unmatched arms & the steroids left me looking permanently pregnant. I to have very thin hair to the point of looking moth eaten. So rant away on that, I am all in. My thyroid is whacked so exercise takes a back seat to ghastly fatigue. I am also glad to still be alive and pissed off as well.

  12. Hi Nancy. I have a rare form of bladder cancer. Been through it all now and ct scans every 3 months. I have truly appreciated your blog, people think oh great it is all over and you are fine. Oh my – I just say nothing, my oncologist just told me you are “no evidence of disease” but the posibility of it coming back is high – such a Debbie downer that doctor. It is a crazy situation and I am not a better person for it and I do not believe I have this for a reason. It is what it is. Thanks. Laura

  13. March 6,2017

    I am new to this whole “blog” business so I hope I am doing this right. I do, however, know about breast cancer. Mine was diagnosed in 2002 at stage 3. My treatment ran the gamut…radiation, chemo and double mastectomy. I did not undergo reconstruction. I have struggled with my physical appearance as long as I’ve been alive but since the relinquishing of my breasts, my self-consciousness has gone nuclear. My significant other gave it a good try but for 10+ years now, he has abandoned all intimacy with me. Though he continues to swear he still loves me, this form of abandonment has left me feeling unbearably lonely and unloveable. I don’t feel adequate or desirable nor do I believe any man could ever want me again intimately: nor can I imagine finding the confidence to share myself this way again. Yes, for the very first time, I can say – at least to myself, I miss my breasts!

    1. Ali, I am sorry you feel that sense of abandonment. You’re certainly not alone as many others have expressed the same. I think you’re wrong to believe no man could ever want you intimately again. I hope you can talk about your feelings with someone. Your worth is not determined by your appearance. It’s natural to miss your breasts and it’s perfectly okay to say so, too. Thank you for sharing about these personal matters. My best to you.

  14. Hi Nancy,
    I cannot believe I am just now discovering you. I had a skin sparing tram flap in 1999 at UCSF . I am so blessed to still be a survivor of breast cancer. I had a year of treatment, chemo/radiation. I saw one of your blogs about questions you shouldn’t ask. Well my question is one that makes me feel really ungrateful. I have loved the outcome of my surgery for many years (I was 37 at diagnosis) . But now in my fifties I have the tram side that hasn’t moved one bit but the other Breast has headed south. Have you ever heard of anyone going in to have the other breast fixed/lifted? It’s very noticeable and I am extremely self conscious. One breast is 4 inches lower than the other. Bras are incredibly uncomfortable when your trying to pull only one breast up to try to be symmetrical with the other. At this point I wouldn’t mind having the other one lowered. It seems so vain and I’m a little ashamed of myself for not just accepting that I am so lucky to be alive. What do you think?
    I really really enjoy your work and will be reading your books.

    1. Susan, Yes, you can definitely go in and get things (on either side) tweaked! You need not be ashamed of yourself for feeling as you do! Of course, you’re grateful to be alive, but my goodness, you are allowed to feel however you happen to be feeling. Thank you for sharing and for your kind words. Let me know what you think of my books.

  15. I am thrilled to have found your blog. I, too, have considered staying off of AIs because of all the horrible side effects. I am interested in receiving as much information about women who have decided to either take a break or stop altogether…which is my consideration. Thank you and I hope I will be receiving emails eat. soon.

    1. Jo Anne,

      Since I am also trying to make the decision whether to take a break, or continue taking the anastrozole which has me suffering from severe muscle/joint pain like too, too many other women, yet gives me protection from getting breast cancer a third time. I know the real solution for myself to find a way to stop the muscular pain and not lose the protection as I just posted, So I just posted on this blog I will talk to my oncologist about possible changing to letrozole which causes less muscle pain for some women, or just ask for a prescription for the anti inflamatory diclofenac if she thinks this will make the difference for me.

      1. Thank you Sharlene for your response. I have stopped taking anastrozole in July and frankly much of the pain and discomfort has lessened. I still have a considerable amount of discomfort in both hands and trigger finger in both hands. I feel markedly better but the hot flashes I experience all day every day are unbelievable. I will ask about diclofenic..thank you for that mention. I am not sure if I will return to taking anything..I have tried letrozole and exemistase and both had the same side effect as anastrozole.

  16. I recently “stumbled” onto your blog…and I love it. I feel the same way as you do about many things. I too was diagnosed in 2010, May 4th, to be exact. Stage 2b. My mom died from metastatic breast cancer and I have a very strong family history of others with breast cancer. I was tested but do not carry the BRCA gene. The genetic counselor told me, ” you likely have a gene that has yet to be identified.” Which unfortunately doesn’t really help my two adult daughters! Sad that we were hoping for positive results so they could both go in for prophylactic mastectomies!? I pray for them to never have to go through all the stuff I’ve been through!!
    Thank you again for your blog…I plan on purchasing your new book too. 🙂

    1. Tracey, I am glad you stumbled upon my blog, too! I’m sorry your mother died from mbc, too, and I understand about your worry for your daughters. I hope you find my book helpful in processing this stuff. I didn’t sugarcoat. Thanks for your comment. My best to you.

  17. Thank you for your thoughts. I want to quote your article, “Cancer is Not a Gift” for the class I am taking at Wayne State College, in Nebraska.

    I too, have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it is an early stage.

  18. Hey,
    Your blog is really interesting and I admire your spirit. I am sending you an email (as I type this) regarding a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Your contribution could give hope to other people fighting with it. 🙂
    Do revert if interested.

  19. Hi your link to a former post in the BRA day with a twist post isn’t working. I’d love to read it.

  20. I have tried to buy your book titled “Facing Your Mastectomy” 2 different times using paypal . There is no problem with my paypal account that I know of, however both times the paypal screen turns around on your website and I do not get the booklet. It shouldn’t be that difficult! Pleas advise.

    1. Gigi, I just tried it and it worked fine, so I don’t know what’s up. Perhaps try a credit card instead. If that doesn’t work, send me an email nancy@nancyspoint.com and we’ll go from there. Thanks for letting me know. Sorry about the inconvenience.

  21. Hi Nancy, I had UTs for most of my life but sine I’ve been on anastrozole. I have the more frequently. Have you heard if D Mannose helps?

  22. Nancy
    My wife was recently diagnosed with stage2 breast cancer. She has had a lumpectomy. The sentinel node biopsy was positive in one lymph node. We are awaiting the results of the oncotype dx test.
    She will be receiving radiation. However, her biggest fear is the hormone therapy. She is 68 years old and an active tennis player. She has bad knees from years on the court.
    She is terrified of taking the hormone therapy. Mainly because she has read blogs like yours that have convinced her that she will have knee and joint pain.
    I would appreciate a response that helps her understand that not everyone has these iissues. Her surgeon tried to make her appreciate the risk she assumes by not using this therapy.
    I hope that you will clarify this for her.
    Her life is at risk.

    1. Rich, I’m sorry you and your wife are dealing with all this. I understand your wife’s fears and your concerns as well. This blog is not a venue for medical advice. It’s a forum for sharing, support and discussion. Many who have commented suffer terribly on these drugs. But there are plenty of women out there doing fairly well on them. I would never suggest a woman not take these meds. I am still on mine! Your wife may very well do fine on them and have few side effects, or maybe none at all. Plus, there is always the option to switch them up. Having said this, I would encourage her to be very frank if issues do arise and get help in managing any issues she might experience. The fact she is presently leading an active lifestyle and plans to continue, will undoubtedly be helpful. Thank you for sharing. My best to you both.

    2. HI Rich,
      I was reading this blog and saw your comment and wanted to reply to you. A year ago I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer, sentinel node was negative, tumor was estrogen positive. I had 20 radiation treatments and based on my oncotype resuslts, chemotherapy was not needed. I started on an Aromatase Inhibitor (Anastrazole) last May (two weeks after radiation was completed). I did and am experiencing joint pain/aches only in my knees. My oncologist stopped the Anastrazole last fall for a month (to give me a month “vacation” off the drug) and my knee pain greatly improved (I do have some osteoarthritis in my knees but not have near the knee joint discomfort I have now). My oncologist started me on a different Aromatase Inhibitor (Letrazole) but I am experiencing the same joint pain/stiffness side effects. I am 70 years old, but have always been very active…..lots of hiking, biking, golf which this drug has affected some. I still do all those things and some days are better than others. Actually, being active, walking on my treadmill, doing yoga seems to help. The biggest problem comes after sitting for awhile (watching a movie, sitting at a concert etc) and when I first get up I am so stiff, but then after I walk for a few minutes the stiffness lessens. I guess I am getting used to this now and am dealing with it, but sometimes it is somewhat life altering. My oncologist is aware of what I am dealing with and at some point may switch me to Tamoxifen which does not have joint side effects. I realize that the class of drugs called Aromatase Inhibitors are they best treatment now for prevention of recurrence and so am really trying to stay on this drug. I have just started Accupuncture as my oncologist told me some women have had good results with that. However, I just learned that my insurance will not cover Accupuncture and it’s very expensive, so I may not be able to try that. Please tell your wife to hang in there, she may not have the side effects of the joint pain and if she does, it is doable and bearable…..she still should be able to play tennis. Ibuprofen does help with the pain and stiffness, but I do try to limit how much I take. Hope all this helps a little?

  23. Hi, Nancy,
    I wonder if you could write something about Cancer’s Shadow – that’s what I call it. Since I finished treatment in July 2014, I have had other health issues and EACH TIME the docs look to my breast cancer or my treatment as the potential culprit for a benign brain tumor, eye problems following cataract surgery, and a stroke. That’s the recent one: a stroke that happened within the last two weeks that there is no explanation. Could my chemo have caused it? And they do many more extensive tests because of cancer. Have you written about this?

  24. I am so happy to have found your blog! I am at this moment in the exact same place: after taking the arimidex for 8 months I cant take it anymore. The pain in the middle of my bones (not joints) has me afraid for what this is doing to me. Also have the loss of strength/libido/sleep issues (will I ever sleep without aids again?)…..
    I stopped the arimidex a month ago…feel sooo much better…not completely back… but better.
    I don’t want to start that again.
    How is it that I (at 170lbs am taking the same dose as a 110lb woman or a 230lb woman?
    so, I am thinking of just playing with the dosage…half a pill every other day? Should I take another type of inhibitor?
    I have been avoiding this decision….oh and my husband wants me to take SOMETHING!…and if it were up to me I would just go cold turkey.

    But wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this information, which I cannot get from my oncologist, who said “Some people have issues, some don’t”….(???)
    I will keep reading!

    1. Carol, I understand. I have often said, if it were just me, I’d be done too. You might want to try switching to one of the other meds. Sometimes it makes a big difference. Good luck and welcome!

    2. Hi! It was encouraging to read the above Carol’s comments. I have been on an Aromatase Inhibitor for almost a year……tried Arimidex which caused so much knee joint pain, my oncologist took me off of it for a month and it was so much better. I then started another Aromatase Inhibitor – Letrozole which my oncologist thought by switching drugs the joint pain might improve…..it hasn’t and has become life altering, affecting my everyday life. I try to just deal with the pain and stiffness in my knees but some days it gets the better of me. Ibuprofen does help but I try not to take too much of that. I tried Accupuncture which didn’t help. I am also approved by my state dept of health (on the recommendation of my oncologist) to try medical cannibus – a topical ointment which I am using…..sometimes it seems to help but not enough. I see my oncologist in a month and am thinking I cannot take this drug anymore. I would open to taking Tamoxifen even though I know the Aromatase Inhibitors are slightly more effective in preventing recurrence than Tamoxifen. I don’t believe Tamoxifen has these joint side effects, correct? I am a very active person – love to hike, bike, golf and because of this pain in my knees I can’t do the things I love.

  25. Hi! I was just wondering if anyone has heard of, or taken the antidepressant drug Cymbalta as a joint pain reliever from the effects of an Aromatase Inhibitor? My oncologist recommended I try it (have significant joint pain from an AI) and I read some info on a website that even though it’s an antidepressant, it has pain relieving properties and is prescribed for fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain. The website I looked at talked about AI joint pain and some women have had good relief. I’m at the end of my rope trying to stay on an AI (have been on it a year) but the joint pain is almost constant and not relieved with anything.

    1. Lois, Have you tried switching meds? I have not heard of taking an antidepressant for joint pain relief, but sounds like it is being done. Perhaps post your question on one of my AI posts. Good luck.

      1. Thanks, Nancy. I did try switching meds…..was first on Anastrazole, my oncologist then switched me to Letrozole – no difference in joint pain symptoms and the longer I’m on this medication, the worse the pain is. I’m going to try the Cymbalta to see if that helps – if not I think I will have to go off AI and switch to Tamoxifen, a treatment my oncologist is willing to do. The pain really has become life altering. I will let you know if the Cymbalta works. Thanks!

  26. I have tried Arimidex and Aromasin. Now am going to try the Letrozole. For a 4 percent increase of keeping the cancer from returning for stage 1 breast cancer the side effects seem like a huge health risk factor that one needs to seriously consider. One of the most difficult side effects for me has been the changes in my mood and personality and depression. I am already on an antidepressant for anxiety and depression so this drug has multiplied my symptoms. I feel it speeds up the aging process and accelerates whatever joint/arthritic issues you were going to deal in later years~~~not to mention what it does to your bones~~~it is a doomed if you do and doomed if you don’t dilemma that is laid upon us~~~~~

  27. Thank God! Somebody finally told the truth! I appreciate your words so much and it resonated with how I felt. But what makes me most angry is when people (well meaning perhaps) saying trite things – like – well, at least it wasn’t stage IV.
    I have neuropathy on top of my right foot and it is painful to walk bare footed on hardwood floors or in most shoes (for that matter). Not all the time but a great portion of the time. I struggle with the fear of lymphdema as I feel my left arm, hand and under arm have some moderate swelling that only I and close friends admit to. It apparently has to be a pull blown cases before your surgeon will recognize it. Probably because it might mess up their perfect record. I have a visible pocket of fluid in the pocket of the hand between the pointer finger and thumb area. But I am still here! Sometimes angry and sometimes depressed and sometimes happy to be alive – regardless!! Thank you, again. I will buy your book.

    1. Shana, I hear you! It’s natural to feel mixed emotions. Who wouldn’t? Thank you for your comment and I hope you find my book helpful.

  28. Nancy, I just finished reading your book “Cancer was not a Gift…” and wanted to thank you for writing something that I could relate to. I was diagnosed in June of 2015 at age 50 with Stage 2A breast cancer, had a lumpectomy with not clear margins, and then decided on a bilateral mastectomy in August of 2015. Reconstruction with expanders, implants and then nipple reconstruction. Lymph nodes were clear so I started with Tamoxifen for a little over a year and have now been on Arimidex since then. Went off the Arimidex for a month this past August because of side effects, but am now taking it again. Two days after I had my surgery to remove the expanders and put in the implants I and feeling great to be done with all of that, I went to a friends birthday party. As I was feeling on top of the world for a brief moment I had someone start a conversation with me and ask me “Now that you’ve been given a second chance, don’t you think you should give back to society?” I went from a 10 to a 1 in seconds and cried all the way home. I felt I just went through hell and this is what someone says to me? Not asking how I was, but giving me a lecture. Then I felt guilty that he was right. Trying to stay positive was so stressful.
    I had to tell you your book was so on point for me! As a child we always went to Ely, Minnesota and we currently have a vacation home in northern Minnesota. I have always been fond of the north woods and hate missing the change of seasons, especially the fall up there. My mom also died of cancer…ovarian cancer when she was 50 years old. So, when I was diagnosed at 50 with breast cancer it was very scary for me. Again, I really felt I had to let you know how important your book was to me and thank you for putting it all out there!

    1. Debbie, Thank you so much for taking time to share your thoughts about my book. It means a lot to hear that it resonated with you. I’m so sorry about your mom. And gosh, she was only 50. I understand how you must’ve felt upon your diagnosis. Believe me, I do. And that comment at the birthday party. Jeez. People can be so insensitive. No wonder you cried all the way home. If you wouldn’t mind writing a review on Amazon, that’d be wonderful. Thank you for reading my book and for the feedback. You made my day.

  29. Nancy, last month didn’t you have an article on the new redefinition of the cancer stages?
    where is it?
    thanks! carol

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