Disneyland and some personal news

fantasy land souvenir plate disneyland

autopia ride at disneyland

Hello my dear friends. I wanted to tell you something – come out of the closet with some personal news. In January of this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my right breast – something called invasive ductal carcinoma. I’ll be having surgery this coming Monday February 23rd to remove a large part of my right breast followed by chemotherapy and radiation – all things I’m feeling pretty nervous and emotional about. Despite the shiteballs news, we still went to Disneyland – the trip had been planned for a year, and it was to celebrate my amazing mom’s 70th birthday. Turns out Diz was the joy and magic I needed to forget my boob-oriented problems for a while. Hot sun, the giggling hyper-happiness in my son’s face, feeling the love of my family and basking in the happy-making insanity that is Disneyland gave me a much needed blast of energy and fun.

disneyland balloons

A cast member selling balloons – balloon blaster!

churro ice cream sandwich disneyland

This churro ice cream sandwich.

happy family at disneyland

Feeling happy and love-y with my little man and my big man!!

pineapple dole whip at disneyland

Pineapple Dole Whip. Crucial stop at Disneyland.

dumbo ride at disneyland

Riding high on the Dumbo flying elephant ride!

soft serve ice cream cone disneyland

The perfect soft serve ice cream cone. Diz does not mess around when it comes to soft serve. Shit’s gotta be perfect.

mickey mouse waffle disneyland

Minnie!!! Do not eat the face of your partner Mickey!! Allow me to eat it! Mickey Mouse waffle.

pluto the pup at disneyland

“What in tarnation??” Teddy met so many characters and saw so much stuff and he loved it all. No tears or meltdowns … kid loves rides too just like his dad.

family photo at downtown disney

My amazing mom (cool enough for ya in white Ray-bans??) and her brood of grandkiddies…

alice in wonderland teacups ride

My sis and her two boys swirling and twirling. The Teacups are SO FUN and colorful! Diz has incredible sets, art direction and design in all of their rides.

Ok … back to this news: 

boob cake

Boobs have been on my mind ever since I was diagnosed on January 9th. I made this hilarious cake a few years ago for my friend Phanie’s 30th birthday … out of my usual range of cute and rated G cakes but I found this photo again and it felt relevant. Being told I had breast cancer was the most terrifying news, and deeply shocking especially as I’m still in my 30s. I don’t feel sick at all – but I’ve been told I have a disease that needs to be cured out of my body. I will be made to feel sick by chemicals and drugs and my physical appearance will change. It’s a weird countdown of days with my breasts the way they are – so I look at them and try to emblazon the way they look now into my memory, and face a mind spiral of fear of the unknown as I undergo chemo and radiation, and how that might affect my energy, the way I care for my son, or my marriage and other relationships. I’ve been an emotional, fragile little bird since getting back from Disneyland as my current reality has started to set in. My life has ground to a halt – I feel kind of useless, with no motivation to bake or create. I feel sad because I’ve worked extremely hard to get my cake and writing career to where it is – lots of sweet readers and fans, a great blogging community, some wonderful freelance jobs – and I can feel that all slipping away as I disappear to tackle something completely different – breast cancer. But at the same time it’s also been ok to let go, to say goodbye to the bloggy rat race. I’ll continue to update my blog and create new work as I’m able to. I’m spending my time partying with my little boo and snuggling him and air-guitar-ing with him as much as I can while I still have energy. For now my friends, please say a little prayer for me and send me some positive thoughts – I’m going to need it! xo Lyndsay 

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112 Responses to “Disneyland and some personal news”

  1. Rachal

    Sending my thoughts and prayers with you!! I just went through this with my mom and it created the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It’s a tremendous journey that you’ll be on so surround yourself with love, be an advocate for what you need, and accept help when it’s offered. Hang in there!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you rachal for your words and advice, it is appreciated xo

  2. mimi

    That is a very brave post! Its not easy to share details of such a personal journey. I find it very inspiring that you’re so courageous with what’s ahead. Hope you will think back on a beautiful trip and look forward to a good recovery. Sending you the very best.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you mimi – i feel brave but also scared. but so happy i have this trip to recount when things might feel rocky!

  3. Robyn Petrik

    I’m sending tons of positive thoughts your way Lyndsay! I’ve loved seeing your cakes and beautiful creations over the last year. Take all the time and energy you need to focus on yourself and your family. I’m rooting for you to kick cancer’s ass and show it who’s boss. You got this!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw thanks robyn.

  4. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    Ohhh nooo, Lyndsay! I know that everything’s shitty and this is a scary time, but be brave. Sending you lots of hugs from Portland. We’re here for you.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you michelle xoxo

  5. cynthia

    I’m wishing so hard I could give you a hug right now, Lyndsay. I can’t imagine what this is like for you, but I do know that you’re one of the most kickass women I know — you can do this thing. And like Michelle said, we’re here for you! Sending you all the prayers, thoughts, and good vibes in the world.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you cynthia for thinking of me and for the sweet words. feeling the love! xo

  6. Cindy

    Lyndsay, there are no words. I am so sorry to hear this news, but your attitude amazes me! Sending every positive thought your way.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      cindy i’m trying to stay posi but i definitely have my rough moments! thank you xo

  7. Nicole

    You are a strong and brave lady for sharing this. I know you have an amazing family and support system that will help you get through this. Don’t think of it as everything you’ve created slipping away from you….think of it as being on hold for a moment. You’ll get your energy back and you’ll be back at it. Cancer sucks, but getting better is a priority. I’ve been through it with my mom, going through it with my dad. Then Andrew’s mom and dad. It’s ugly, but somewhere under the ugly mess there is a light. You can fight this, you’re still young and healthy, your body can fight it off and heal. I’ll be thinking of you Feb 23. xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      oh nicole. cancer really does suck. sorry you’ve had to go through it so much. thank you for the wise words. i like the “on hold” idea. xo

  8. Steph

    You rock. And I looooove the Disney pics, I love that place so much! xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw thanks steph … holy shite i love disneyland too. truly magical. xo

  9. Alicia

    I’m so sorry Lyndsay. You are a pretty kick-ass gal and you have a ton of super duper loving people around you. You got this!!!

    And don’t worry about the blog and the cakes and writing, it will all still be here when you are feeling better and have energy again.

    Sending a big hug, all the positive juju in the land and a bajjillion sugar coated loves your way.
    I’ll be thinking of you <3

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      i am feeling the juju! that word makes me smile … so thank you alicia … xoxo

  10. Fanny

    You are the bravest!!!!!! Keep being strong! You can fight it! Sending all the positive energy to you from a buddy blogger in Van city! xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you fanny! xo

  11. steph

    sending you all the prayers and good thoughts. it made me so happy to see all your instas of your little man’s happy face (and rich’s and your happy face too!). i’m so glad you got to get away from it all, even for a little while. you are brave and strong but if you need someone to lean on, i’m here for you. xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw steph. thank you so much my sweet friend … xoxo

  12. Tieghan

    Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers. You are incredibly brave and so strong, so just hang in there and keep fighting. xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you tieghan xo

  13. Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    Just wanted to say that i am thinking good thoughts for you and wishing you very best. :)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you for taking the time to comment and for the kind words alyssa… xo

  14. Sara @ Cake Over Steak

    I’m sending you as many warm thoughts and virtual hugs as possible!!!!!! My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41 – luckily they caught it early and she kicked its ass (only needed a mastectomy), but I live in constant fear of following in her footsteps, so I can only imagine what you must be going through. I hope you know that we all love you and believe in you, and we’ll be thinking of you and cheering you on!!! If you EVER need to talk, you know where to find me on the interwebs. Good luck!!!!! You’re a badass cake lady so I feel like you can handle anything. :-* :-* :-*

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw sara thank you … my grandma had breast cancer too so i was always fearful of it happening, but holy man i am glad i found it when i did. if you ever question anything about your breasts feeling different (i simply felt a thickening of tissue which i thought might only be my rib) go get it checked out. thank you for the sweet kind words and energy and for sharing about your mom… xo

  15. Emily

    Lyndsay, we’ve never met, but you appear to me, to be a warrior of a woman, who’s created such a beautiful life, and family, and career that I’m happy you share with the world. You’ve given me so many good vibes, and cheer-me-ups through a hard time in my life, and I am just wishing you the strength, support, and love you are due, to get through this. Big hug. Emily

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      oh emily … all of these comments are so uplifting to me … thank you for taking the time to write – i am happy that my cakes have been a source of cheering up, i hope you are doing ok too!!! xo

  16. Jennywenny

    I’m so sorry to hear this, I’ve never met you but your positive outlook just shines through your work and your writing which is so important with your treatment and recovery. I’ll be thinking of you. Xxxx

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you jenny … i’ve enjoyed our online cake exchanges over the years … i appreciate the message xo

  17. Lindsey

    lyndsay, big hugs, and overwhelming good thoughts for you and your fam. cheers, hugs, cries, laughs, and super good wishes for a speedy recovery. you are for sure in my thoughts, strong lady! xo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you sweet lindsey … xo

  18. Billy

    So many good vibez are being sent your way you have no idea. You’re so fucking rad that you’ll make it through no problem. Also probably good that I didn’t realize you were in Orange County or I would’ve come and kidnapped you.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! do you go to disneyland all the time?? or do you keep it special? thanks so much billy. feeling the vibes from all my blogger pals. xo

  19. Laura

    Thinking and sending wonderful thoughts to you and your family! This is so much to
    Go through at a young age, but I can tell you as I see many people daily battling this disease (I’m a nurse) and you can do it, especially when you have great support around you. All the best xo (ps you made my wedding cupcakes in 2013 and they are still one of my favorite things from that day)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      oh my gosh laura thank you for your comment … that makes me smile. xo

  20. Neha

    Sending all the love and hugs and happy thoughts your way, Lyndsay <3 You are made of magic and, this is but a teeny hiccup on your Yellow Brick Road – I know it.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      neha! i really am like a weird and wacky little munchkin on the yellow brick road! i love it. thank you. xoxo

  21. Sarah

    Woah. You seem like such a wonderful, talented, kind person and your news sucks, which is really unfair. I can tell you’re also super strong and going to own that cancer! I’ll be sending good vibes and prayers your way to help the process along. :) Much Love

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      sarah you are too sweet – i have my strong moments but also my crumbling ones. thank you… xo

  22. Natasha

    only the utmost positive, uplifting, cheerful, and good thoughts and vibes to you! you are already a beautiful writer, unbelievably-scrumptiously-adorable-cake maker and by default a person whose boobs will kick this thing’s ass!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you natasha for the sweet words…. it really is appreciated xo !

  23. Erin

    <3 Hoping and praying for a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself and your family. The bloggy rat race will always be here, ready to welcome you back with open arms when you're up to creating and sharing once again. :)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you erin! xo

  24. jan

    Thinking of you sweet, rad, Lyndsay! And sending the biggest healing vibes we can muster here.

    xo
    Jan

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you jan! xoxo

  25. Camille

    Dear Lyndsay,
    You are a rare bird: strong, caring and talented beyond belief. An ass kicking fighter. The amount of prayers and well wishes stacking up next to you as a wall to lean against is huge! We love you and we know you will make it to the other side of this massive challenge. Anything you need at all during this journey- ask, ask ask. Love to you and the boys.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      i love you guys too! thank you my friends. xoxo

  26. Juanita

    My dearest Lindsay, thank you for sharing your honest thoughts and being so real. I have always loved your writing style as I feel like I can hear your wonderful voice and personality. Hugs to you as you go through this journey and we will all see you through your recovery. Your blog friends are here and send the most positive vibes – the same that you’ve sent to all of us in everyone of your creations and posts. Sending you extra healing thoughts and hugs. XOXO Juanita

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      you’re wonderful juanita … thank you so much. xoxo

  27. sara

    Lyndsay, thank you for sharing your struggle with your fan base.. yes I consider myself a fan! I loved your honesty about your fears over the next steps for treatment as well as the fears of losing what you have built. I assure you, when you are on your break for recovery and spending your time where it matters, you will not lose your fan base! As a customer in the past, I was blessed to see your generosity and true passion for your work and that wont go away just bcuz you took a break from us for a but brief moment. I will pray for you and your family. And for the record. ..a lot of clothes look better on smaller chests ;) with love sara and herman (you did a candy colored theme cake and cupcakes for our wedding back in april 2011)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      sara and herman! of course i remember you guys … thank you for taking the time to write and for thinking of me! hoping you guys are well. xo

  28. Linda | Brunch with Joy

    Lindsay, this is one brave post. As your silent reader (and a fan, too), I’m sending you big hugs and my support all the way. Praying for a speedy recovery and cancer-free life. Stay strong!

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  29. Melissa

    Lyndsay, I’m so sorry to hear this news! All of my prayers and best wishes are heading your way, friend. Let me know if there’s anything at all I can do to help. xoxo

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  30. Louise

    Linds, if anyone can give cancer the big middle finger it’s you!! We are thinking of you and sending prayers your way. So glad you all got to go to Disneyland together. Those will be some great memories to focus on during your upcoming treatment! You can rock this thing!!! The Tag team is in your corner cheering you through xx

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  31. anni

    Oh wow, that sucks! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and love your cakes. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers in the affirmation of a full recovery.

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  32. Crystal

    Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for you. I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma and beat it with chemo when I was 18. It was scary then and I didn’t even have kids yet, or have part of my boob removed, so I can’t imagine how you’re feeling. You seem strong, but allow yourself to rest if/when you need it. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

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  33. Jamie

    Can I offer an unsolicited suggestion? Find a photographer that you trust and feel comfortable with and do a boudoir photo shoot before you begin your surgery and treatment. This will be an incredibly trying experience on many days to come, particularly when it comes to your self esteem and when you’re not feeling particularly sexy. Not only will the experience of doing the shoot be liberating for you, but you will have something to look at on days when you’re feeling down to remind yourself the sexy mama & wife that you are. Also…do a shoot after you finish treatment to remind yourself that you’re still sexy as ever. These pictures are just for you (and your hubby should you choose to share). Sometimes we all need reminders of how awesome we are, especially when times get hard.

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  34. #1 biggest fan

    Dearest Lyndsay,

    Thank you for sharing such personal news. My heart and prayers are with you and I wish you a speedy recovery. It’s ironic but this will make you and all around you stronger, better and complete. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished and just watching you grow in so many ways…it has been wonderful to be part of your cococupcake family. Keep having hope and know that things will be ok. I have had several friends go through the same thing and you are not alone. From the first day I pigged out on your cupcakes til now, I am always your #1 biggest fan! :) Cheers! Reebz! Much love to you and your family.

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  35. Mallory

    I’m sending you so, so, so very many positive thoughts, Lyndsay <3

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  36. Jen

    This news bites. BIG time. I am a total fan of your creative talent and will be thinking of you on Monday and in the coming days post-surgery. Sending healing vibes your way from Washington DC.
    xoxox

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  37. Jennifer

    Sending you hugs, love & good thoughts!

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  38. Nathan

    We are sending you positive thoughts and thinking of you (and the little and big guy too!)

    We are all with you Lynds!

    xoxo Niyah, Allison and Nathan

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  39. Kelly Harris

    Sending healing thoughts your way! Wishing you a speedy recovery Lyndsay!

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  40. janice

    Lynds. Sorry if this is cheesy, but it’s just true…You are beautiful inside and out. You have been, are now, will be, even with this battle. I will hope and pray that if, indeed, some things do slip away from you now, that it is only to make room for better things–things yet unknown that are awesome, or, errr RAD… like YOU!! Lots and lots and lots–LOADS–of love and good vibes and prayers for you right now! Xoxoxo

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  41. Michelle

    Lyndsay, you are an amazing artist and baker and I’m so glad to have met you (over the internet)! I’ll be praying for you and your family. Keep us updated!

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  42. robin sue

    Dear Lyndsay,

    I’m sending you all my prayers and hugs. Keep strong!
    Lots of love from the Netherlands xo

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  43. Rebecca Nebel

    Sending happy thoughts and prayers to you and your family xoxo

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  44. kristie

    Sending warm thoughts and well wishes to you! I know you’ll be back baking and blogging in no time ;)

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  45. Paola Holthausen

    All the best wishes for a successful surgery and fast recovery!! My prayers are with you!

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  46. sophie

    Thinking of you this week and beyond, hope everything goes ok xx

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  47. Robin

    I forgot about that cake, heh, heh ❤ It’s really not going to disappear. Everything will be where you left it, when your energy is back. You have your own style and voice that will always be part of what you do and who you are, and it will expand into however you feel at anytime — as it does in this post. It’s just a natural gift. **love love love to you** I’m going to even get really Vancouver and do yoga and send healing thoughts to you on the 23rd :) for real. Upon re-reading this comment, I see you’ve turned me into a hippie. So, I’m going to phone you and play whale songs down the line at various times, but especially at sunrise. xxxxxoxxxxxoxoxox

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  48. Robin

    PS You are genuinely great and you’re surrounded by love

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  49. Efi

    Lyndsay, I wish you the best! I hope you make a quick and complete recovery! I’ll be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.

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  50. Caroline

    Oh Lyndsay, I’m so sorry for your bad news, but hopeful that your treatment will be successful and leave you as well as you can be. Of course take as much time away from everything as you want — I hope you can find some new or different things to help absorb your mind away from the worrying.

    <3

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  51. Ashley

    Sending all my love and hugs your way. Hang in there!! You got this!! <3

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  52. Andrea

    Dear Lyndsay,
    My family has been through this more times than more times than one can imagine. BCCA is excellent and your loving family will give you the strength to get you through. My mom had the first lumpectomy in Canada thirty years ago. You are brave and have a great attitude to beat this. I’ll be thinking of you on Monday

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  53. Kelly

    Hi, Lyndsay! I’m a long (long) time reader (and probably have never commented before). I can’t remember how I found your blog, but it was probably the first food-related blog I’d ever read. I love your creativity and your sense of humor. I just wanted to write to let you know that you’re stronger than you think and feel right now. Just by coming here and honesty telling all of us your fears is SO BRAVE, and I know that good things are coming to you, despite the hills. We are all here to support you – whether we’re talkin’ cakes or boobies! Use us as sounding board, as a release of sadness, anger, anxiety, happiness, highs, lows. We’ll be here. I’m praying for you and sending you love and light as you CONQUER this next journey. xoxo

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  54. Elizabeth

    Hi Lyndsay, I think it’s incredibly brave of you to share your story. The internet is so often brimming with (seeming) perfection, but underneath it all is real life. Wishing you the very, very best as you tackle the tough months ahead.

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  55. jo

    tears and speechlessness over here. wish i could say something bright and cheerful or deep and meaningful, but i just feel angry that you and too many other friends have to go through this. i can see that you are strong and deeply loved and will conquer this with grace and humour.. and cake.. cuddles and cake will help see you through to the other side.. sending you all good thoughts and wishes. x

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  56. kerry

    sending so much love your way – you are such an inspiration and continue to be through how you are approaching this difficult time – i am thinking of you!

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  57. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I just sent you an email, girl. I can’t even. You are an amazing, strong, fabulous woman and I know that you’re going to kick cancer’s ass. Sending you hugs, rainbows, unicorns and all the love I can muster. xoxoxoxo

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  58. Amber | Loves Food, Loves to Eat

    <3 <3 <3

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  59. amyp

    Frosty, you have so many positive vibes and love being sent your way, and with your positive attitude and family by your side, I have no doubt you will get through this difficult time. You are one of the strongest people I know and you will beat this! We are sending you so much love from the east! xoxox.

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  60. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    Oh, Lyndsay, my heart hurts reading this. I will be thinking and praying for you and your sweet family, that you can get the best medical help available, that your doctors will be guided in their care, that you will have a swift recovery, and that you guys can find a measure of peace and happiness during this hard, hard time. So much love to you and your boys!! xoxo

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  61. Heather (Mrs. Robertson to you)

    Sending positive thoughts your way and with your wonderful family and healthy ways this will only be a bump in your life. Lots of hugs to you and your beautiful son.

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  62. Anthea Morrison

    Sending you the best vibes from Australia I love your site and hope you can return to normal soon.
    My mum had the same cancer and she is 70 and going strong.
    Anthea

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  63. Clarke Nakamoto

    Oh Lynds, I have to admit it was a little tough reading this but what quickly entered my mind afterwards was the incredible family and support network you have behind you. The positive energy that everyone will provide will really help. It’s been a long time since we hid you and Blake in the suitcases when playing hide ‘n seek in Whistler but I’ll be thinking about those times, you and your lovely family and I’ll even have my kids say a little prayer for you tonight :-).
    Love. Conquers. ALL.
    xoxo, C

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  64. Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me

    Oh my gosh :( My cake queen, my virtual mentor, my bloggy buddy. I’m so deeply sorry to hear your news and my heart is sad for you and your family. You just don’t imagine spirited, cheerful 30-something moms getting cancer :( It simply shouldn’t be… Sigh… But you *are* spirited and strong, and that’s good stuff that can’t be discounted. I send you *mountains* of positive vibes –the bright colored, buttercream-y, happy-go-luckiest vibes in all the land! Also coming your way, lots of love and healing energy from SoCal! Be strong sweet friend!

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  65. Sarina Smirnjak

    Lindsay-
    I’m sending trumendous love from Victoria, xo

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  66. Tracy

    Sending you positive thoughts and wishes from South Africa. Good luck for a tough journey ahead, I know you will beat this and be the strong woman I have read and followed. You are such an inspiration!

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  67. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Lyndsay, I’m sending you a ginormous internet hug and am wishing you a sweet, quiet weekend with your family filled with lots of love. I will be thinking of you on Monday. I’m glad you were able to enjoy the sun and churro ice cream sandwiches in the happiest place on earth :)

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  68. Jen

    Lyndsay, I always visit your page around this time, and later in the summer for cake inspiration for my daughter’s birthdays. So I sending you big internet love from NH – thank you so much for all you do to make this world a sweet and pretty place! We’ll be thinking of you Monday and beyond. xo

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  69. farzana

    You have your family, their love will be your guidance. Don’t worry everything will be alright!

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  70. gillian

    I am so sorry to hear this news. You are such a bright spot in my baking world and I always marvel at your fun, beautiful and sweet creations! Your blog and fans and community will be here waiting when you are ready and thinking of you and praying for you while you are healing. So much love and admiration from San Francisco.

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  71. Emily

    I’m so sorry to hear about your unfortunate news. It was awfully brave of you to share your story on your blog and I’m sure this bravery will help you through this tough time. My thoughts are with you x

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  72. Hertje

    Feels I only just found your blog but the inspiration I got from it already has made so many people happy, I don’t even know how to begin thanking you. Let me start by wishing you all the best and lots of strength, and support from your loved ones for the months to come. Hugs from Hamburg! Hertje

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  73. Maryanne

    My very best wishes go with you. Cancer is certainly scary as anything, from the actual physical sickness to the out-of-control feelings. But you are bright and strong, and the treatment regimens have come a long way. Please take time to heal and rest, and we’ll all be here to celebrate your recovery when you feel up to it.

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  74. kats

    I’m so sorry about your news, I’m sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

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  75. Birgit

    I love your boob cake, it’s so funny. I think it’s very brave of you to talk about this, but you seem like a strong person to me (since I don’t know you personally) and reading all the comments, I think you can count on us, your readers, for positivity when you need it! Wishing you the best here!

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  76. youngmi

    I am sending you as many healing thoughts and well wishes as I possibly can. I look forward to visiting this blog again soon and hearing that you are once again 100% healthy! And by the way, churro ice cream sandwich?? How have I never seen those before??

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  77. Rachel Faucett

    Hi There,

    I will pray for you and your family.

    Peace,
    Rachel

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  78. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    Sending good vibes your way! Virtual hugs to you! You will get through this!!!

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  79. chiara

    My friend, I’m so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and all you are feeling and dealing with. Sending you lots of prayers and love. xoxo chiara

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  80. Patty Kenny

    You would have had your surgery by now. I’m hoping it went as well as removing part of a breast can go. Will keep you in my thoughts and sending healing vibes from Maine.

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  81. Simone

    Lots of love from an Aussie fan – you are already a cakeing inspiration and I know you will be also be an inspiration through whatever you face ahead. Let us all know how you are going, when you can. My prayers for skilled surgeons and wise doctors, and that someone, anyone, makes you a damn big chocolately salted caramelly cake when you are up to eating it!!

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  82. Kate

    It pains me so to hear your news. By now you have had your surgery and I hope the recovery is not too painful. I am sending you all my love and prayers and hope you beat this thing with a quickness! xoxox

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  83. EJ

    I wish you all the best in life and in health. I will include you in my prayers and wish for a selfish speedy recovery so that I can ooh and ahh over your creations!!!
    EJ

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  84. Amber

    Really lovely, inspiring blogpost. Very brave of you to be so honest! Keeping everything crossed for your speedy recovery.

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  85. danielle @ this picture books life

    Lyndsay,

    I missed this, and then I saw your IG that the surgery is over.
    Sending you good vibes. You’re handling this with such grace and willingness to step away from less important things for a while.
    Wishing you health and peace.

    Xo
    Danielle

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