The Beginning…

I am a 57 year old athlete. In 2015, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma ER and HER2 positive.   It’s considered a new cancer, and for me, this is also a second diagnosis – I went thru breast cancer treatment nineteen years ago in my late thirties.  I got the news this time at the end of completing my 200 hour hot power yoga teacher training.

One of my first questions…when can I get back to hot power yoga, running, biking, hiking…all the things I love.

“Some gentle stretching is good”, they told me.  “This is not my practice”, I said.

I researched like crazy online and found nothing that mirrored my situation… no athletic minds trying to cope with an assault on their body… so I decided to share my story for other woman wondering the same thing.

This is not a medical log.  I am not a personal trainer.  This is simply my story of my life before and after breast cancer…a look at both sides…now.

– Susan