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Welcome Nicole!

Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing more young adult voices! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Nicole!

Hello! I am a wife and mother of two, and in May 2014 I was diagnosed with ER+/PR+ HER2+ breast cancer. I was 34 years old and in the third trimester of my second pregnancy. In addition to being a wife, mother, and breast cancer survivor, I am also a daughter, niece, co-worker, and friend. All the people on the other side of those roles I fill, came together in their own way to pull me through my treatment as my support system. My treatment was comprised of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. The diagnosis brought my life and plans and dreams to a screeching halt in so many ways.

In addition to the typical and predictable issues those going through cancer treatment face, I also had a bloodclot in my SVC that made me sort of famous within my treatment team. That totally cemented my title of That Girl. After that little sidetrack in the midst of chemotherapy, I decided to start sharing my story on a personal blog, All About My Girls. I am hoping to help others going through a difficult time looking for those who might have walked that path before. I am excited to be a contributor here at Lacuna Loft to extend those efforts to more people!