update + thoughts

hello again, friends!

here i am with another blog post to update you on what i’ve been up to & needless to say, i’m pretty surprised with myself & keeping up with this whole blog thing because it actually makes me pretty nervous to document this journey of mine.  however, every time i read another woman’s blog, Instagram, etc., it gives me so much encouragement, hope, & knowledge, so i hope to do the same for someone else 🙂

i think in my last post i talked about meeting my oncologist, so let me think where i’m at now…

it’s sunday, may 20th, & that means this week is THE week—chemo begins.  On the 24th of this month, I’ll be starting chemotherapy and can I just say that I am not very stoked about that.  I will say that I am “excited” (for lack of a better word) to KILL this cancer and get it the heck out of my body.  Speaking of my body—this thing is AMAZING!

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meeting my oncologist

On May 10, 2018, I finally met my oncologist!  I had been waiting to meet her and see what she had to say so that I had a little more answers.  And thankfully, I left her office with just that!  I’m happy to say that I really like her and she was so upbeat, reassuring, and confident in my treatment and that was really important to me.  Andrew came with me and of course, that made me feel even more relaxed, so I’m really lucky so far!  For my own privacy, I won’t be using my oncologist’s real name, so I’ll call her Dr. M.

Dr. M explained everything to me regarding the plans for my treatment and answered all of mine and Andrew’s questions patiently and thoroughly—another good thing about her because we had a ton of questions 🙂  I expressed to Dr. M my fears and my uncertainty regarding my health and my future, and like my surgeon, she was very confident that I will make it through this.  Of course, it won’t be easy, but I’ll make it!  And that felt really good to hear from her.

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my story

Hi!  If you’re here, you may already know me—my name is Taylor Trenski.  I am 26 years old and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…

and I have breast cancer.

There. I said it. Somehow, I still find it hard to say because it makes it more real (even though this is very real and I know that).  I have been debating back and forth on whether or not I should share this very personal and intimate news with everyone, but I have learned that other young women’s blogs about their journey with breast cancer have helped me so much and I hope to help others, too—and also update my family and friends at once so I don’t have to keep repeating it (because that gives me anxiety)

Let me start from the beginning…

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