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…”

Patience in the waiting, peace in the decision.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – one of the hardest parts of cancer is the waiting. Keeping your thoughts in a healthy mental space while you sit in the waiting is hard, and attempting to keep emotions in check can be equally as challenging on any given day. Let’s circle backContinue reading “Patience in the waiting, peace in the decision.”

“Breathe. Sarah, I’m going to need you to keep breathing…”

…and with those words softly spoken into the phone I realized life as I’d known it was changing. The pathology report was positive, which was not the news we were hoping and praying for. Allow me to back up. January 2021: I had my annual exam where they — you know — check for stuffContinue reading ““Breathe. Sarah, I’m going to need you to keep breathing…””

The beginning of the end of this nightmare…

It’s 12:21am on Thursday, June 10th. I have to be at the hospital by 6am to surgically have a port placed in my chest for my upcoming treatments to fight cancer. …and I cannot sleep. Honestly, I felt like I have kept it together fairly well since the week of my diagnosis (which was sixContinue reading “The beginning of the end of this nightmare…”