Chapter Closed: Active Cancer Treatment

One week ago I walked into the Cancer Center for my {God willing} final infusion, marking the end of any active treatment I will receive for breast cancer. In the last 14 months I have navigated (in no particular order):3 mammograms3 ultrasounds1 needle breast biopsy1 needle lymph node biopsy1 ABUS64 trips to the Cancer Center15Continue reading “Chapter Closed: Active Cancer Treatment”

Oh hey, diagnosis day.

April 27, 2021. 12 months. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. ago. That many months, days, hours, minutes since life drastically changed. I remember all of the questions, thoughts and concerns that occupied my mind immediately and somehow also simultaneously feeling completely numb. The deep, heavy fear that overtook every ounce of my body. Here’sContinue reading “Oh hey, diagnosis day.”

What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?

This is a long one. I hope you’ll stick with me. Allow me to set the stage. In fall of 2019 I bought tickets to see an incredible musician, Lauren Daigle, in concert. It was an added bonus that her opener was going to be another of my favorites, JohnnySwim. Concert was set for MarchContinue reading “What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?”

She was diagnosed on the same day you were…

“There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”  This quote comes from one of my most beloved books, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, and I feel like it perfectly sets theContinue reading “She was diagnosed on the same day you were…”