Category Archives: family and cancer

August 9, 2015: Cancer & Remission

I’m an educator. It’s what I do for a living. I’m a literacy teacher to be more specific, so I spend a lot of time teaching kids about words. Words are often more than just their definitions. Some come with … Continue reading

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August 5, 2015: Cancer, Death & God

On October 23rd, 2014, no one told me God was good or that prayers had been answered. Who prays for cancer? Who would tell someone God was good when they got cancer? It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? On August 3rd, … Continue reading

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June 28th, 2015: It’s Just Hair

It’s just hair, so why the big fuss?  I don’t know. It’s really not what I thought it was. It’s just hair. It’s not who I am.   My son & I in September before I was diagnosed in October … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015: The Story Behind the Recovery Tee

My husband lost his job. A few days later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed a double mastectomy. Our insurance deductable was $6,000 before it paid a single penny. My surgeon said I’d be off work a minimum … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015: No More Chemo!

Today was my last round of chemotherapy. I started in December with 4 rounds of AC Chemo (The awful Red Devil). That was followed by two failed rounds of Taxol. (I was one of the lucky percentage that’s highly allergic … Continue reading

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May 28, 2015: Thank You!

It’s a crazy time of year; and even though I’ve had lots to say, I’ve found no words to express it all. I’m attempting tonight knowing I still can’t say all that I mean.  The donations continued to come in … Continue reading

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May 22, 2015: It’s Been a Good, Good Day

It’s Been A Good, Good Day, So Some Randomness The Friday after the 3rd round of chemo in a cycle doesn’t normally treat me so kindly, so thank you for all your prayers.  If you haven’t started doing random acts … Continue reading

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