Category Archives: Survivor

August 10, 2016: Because I Carry the BRAC2 Mutation

What happens if you have tested positive for the BRAC2 mutated gene? I’m still not sure I even know or understand all the repercussions of knowing I have this mutation. I can just write about what I know to be … Continue reading

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August 3, 2016: Today’s Worth Celebrating!

Today’s worth celebrating! Every day is actually, and this date reminds me why every day should be cherished.    August 3rd, 2015, I was told I was in remission! At that moment in time, NO cancer could be detected in … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016: Slipping Back Into the Darkness

Depression was something I used to think I knew something about, but the reality is knowing about something is not the same as understanding. The deep, dark, irkiness some find swallowing them whole is still foreign to me. I pray … Continue reading

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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 NeedsĀ 

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 12, 2016: When Others Pray

At the beginning of my cancer journey, a rush of people came to my aid, stood by my side, helped in unimaginable ways, and promised to pray for me, my spouse, and my children. It’s been nearly 18 months since … Continue reading

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