Why is the title of this website “Through a Mirror Dimly?” Well, it is taken from 1st Chronicles 13:12, “For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know...” (NKJV)

It says we only see in part, but later we should know more. Hey, there’s hope!


In the Dark
I use this because when you get a breast cancer diagnosis you may not know what’s next; you are in the dark. Most of us have not had anything before! We may not see far down the road and in our view we may not want to see all the way down the road. You know folks say hindsight is 20/20.


My research indicates that we bounce back, find a new normal, turn the corner, etc. A new beginning. This new beginning is part of what we’ll explore on this site. Why? Or better yet, how? It is my hope that we can we examine what’s going on and allow some of those experiences to put some ‘pep in our step’.


A Little Brighter
Also, for those who have had surgery, one of the first questions asked to gage your perspective pretty much, right after the surgery is “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” In all fairness, no one says this, it’s something we observe when we can bring ourselves to finally look into the mirror.


After that little glimpse of oneself, there are still things to do. You go this way and that way and up and down and around the corner, into the valley and up the hill and see the rainbows and clouds and that kind of thing so… Take it one step at a time. Don’t try and get ahead of things – save your energy and don’t spend it fretting or ruminating, don’t anticipate in terms of ‘what am I going to do a month from now?’ It’s going to be laid out in a way that you have decisions to make along the path (which is really more like a maze).


It’s not a Train!
You may not know exactly where you going, however the thing to do now is to take care of yourself. Do the things that you know are healthy, eat right, get enough rest and sleep, let people take care of you. I know that’s a tough thing to do for some folks, but let that happen.


Dr. Harriette

One Reply to “An Incredible Adventure – Through a Mirror Dimly”

  1. Hi,
    Due to complications I am no longer a candidate for implants. The doctor wants to use tissue from my stomach to create breast. Had anyone undergone this type of reconstructive surgery following their mastectomy.

Let me know what you think.