My name is Tammy "TAZ" I would love to help you capture your memories.
Cancer can hit anyone, at any time. Does not matter if eat right, not drink, work out or smoke. I ate health & worked out but I got cancer. We are born with cancer genes, some of us the gene wakes up & others it does not. As a cancer Fighter/Warrior/Survivor I worry every time I have a pain or just not feeling right. This is the new normal when you have cancer. Yes, I go to the Oncologist office once or twice a month for blood work, treatments, or scans. I deal with many test but I just roll with the punches.
You can either live your life to the fullest or let cancer rule your life. I have chosen to live life to the fullest with a positive outlook. I do not dwell on my cancer but learned from it. I try to help others deal with their cancer. My cancer is going to kill me but while I am on this earth I will help as many people I can. Many people say I am an inspiration to them. I am just trying to live with my cancer & share my story to help others.
How I show my artistic eye is through my camera. I love to tell a story with my work. It is known as photojournalist. I want people to feel relaxed at their photo session. When a person is forced to pose away they are not use to or uncomfortable it shows in their face. So I tell them I am trying to tell their story of the moment. I love to have fun when I am at a photo session & it will show in my work.
My camera is my tool I use as an artist. People who make paintings use a paint brush. I walk around with my camera & things will just catch my eye I will stop to capture the moment. You never know what you will see threw the camera lens till you try. I could be driving around & just spot something amazing, out comes the camera to capture the moment. Check out my work for the beautiful arts of work.
So want to talk to you about what kind of cancer I fight every day. My cancer journey started back in 2018. May 1,2008 I was finally confirmed that I had breast cancer May 1,2008. On May 12,2008 I had my right breast removed cause was cancer in many spots. Following year had left removed because had a cyst & did not want take chance of cancer again. I was stage 1, in June 2011 I became re-staged to 2B for they have updated stage cause of size of my tumors. I did a chemo trial after surgery in June 2008. I was clear of cancer for 4.7 years. Dec 20th,2012 I went to Dr after not feeling great. I had test done & was called back same day to tell me the Breast Cancer spread to my liver. I became MBC/stage IV. Started treatment in 2013 & had IV Port put in for my birthday on Jan 4,21013 @ age 46. I started IV treatment. 2 years later Aug 22,2014 spread to my bones. I lost all my hair when started IV treatment in 2013 & since then I keep my head shaved to show women it is ok to be bald.
Yes, I am dying from my cancer but I try to live each day to the fullest. As long as there is a treatment for me to take I will stay alive. I am on oral chemo for life. MBC is going to kill me one day. Breast Cancer does not kill you but MBC does. I may not look sick to you but I am. I not only fighting cancer but I also have Fibromyalgia, DJD, osteoporosis from my cancer & arthritis. I do not want you to feel sorry for me or pity me, I just want to be treat like you treat others.
Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is not a specific type of breast cancer, but rather the most advanced stage of breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). Many of you do not know what this is, so I am blogging about it.
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I have been doing photography from a young age. I am an old-school photographer, using film.
So the reason I choose to get back into photography is cause I have an artistic eye for things. I see the beauty that most people do not see. With the camera, I can tell a story about what I am seeing with pictures instead of words. I carry my camera almost every time I walk out the door cause never know what I will see & be like wow. Photography gets me out & about in nature.
I went back to school to learn digital photography which helps me getting into photography professional. I am loving using my creativity in my photography business.
Photography helps me show others the beauty they do not know they have in themselves. So let me help capture your inner beauty.