my cancer story

When someone says “cancer treatment”, I’ll bet you staying active isn’t one of the things that comes to mind. But what I’ve found through my own personal cancer journey is that staying active can actually help you get through treatment. Yes, it can be difficult, but it’s worth it. I’ve experience severe Chemo Brain, and […] Read more…

Breast reconstruction can be a tricky thing. For those of you facing tissue expanders, know that it’s completely temporary. What you see is NOT what you’ll get. Your reconstructed breasts will look and feel completely different from your tissue expanders. I’ve heard it said that you cannot have reconstruction before radiation. This is a half-truth: […] Read more…

Everyone at some point begins to lose hope. Eventually, I came to the point of accepting that I may not make it through my cancer diagnosis (but I still believe I have His promise that I will!). That’s a hard place to be, but it can also be very healing because I was finally able […] Read more…

Milestones are usually reserved to mark achievements: a significant birthday, a particular anniversary, something you’ve accomplished at work… But a milestone in cancer treatment is HUGE! Much bigger than people give them credit for. I would set events or activities I knew I wanted to do at the end of my treatments. When I got […] Read more…

For those of you who Bullet Journal, there are things you definitely need to keep track of during your chemo treatment. I didn’t bullet journal back then, but I did keep track of everything in a small 5″ x 8″ binder. It may be a bit tedious, but your doctor will thank you. So will all […] Read more…

Last year in early July, my brother and I were walking along a path down by the river near where we live. He was trying to get me out and moving during my chemotherapy treatments. We were laughing and joking, just making small talk and enjoying the sound of the rushing river and the chirping […] Read more…

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