Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 29, 2016: It’s Been a Good Doctor Day

A cancer diagnosis is followed by a slew of doctor appointments. Just as I’ve felt I was done going to appointment after appointment, it seems like I get steamrolled with another set of appointments. But today was a good doctor … Continue reading

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March 25, 2016: My Port Removal

Removal of a Port When I had my port inserted in December 2014, it was day surgery. I went in. They put me to sleep, cut me open, inserted the port, and sewed me up. I woke up and went … Continue reading

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March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient Needs 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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March 22, 2016: Six Weeks Post Hysterectomy 

I went in today expecting to be cleared by my OBGYN. That wasn’t the case. My internal incisions haven’t healed completely. My dissolvable stitches haven’t dissolved yet. Not exactly great news but not bad news either. My body is just … Continue reading

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Ethan Strong

No child should have to have cancer. No parent should ever have to watch their child go through the trials of cancer. But many children and parents have to do just that. I never had the opportunity to meet Ethan … Continue reading

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March 21, 2016: An Answer to a Prayer I Never Said

About two years ago, my husband and I felt two different ways. As the wife, I stepped back and decided to be supportive of a change in my husband’s career I wasn’t set on myself. It was the beginning of … Continue reading

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March 19, 2016: Cancer & Children

I have four children. Two of those children are my adult aged step-daughters. The other two are my husband and I’s teenagers. Our account may be different than yours, but I learned a lot from my four children about how … Continue reading

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