5 Ways Cancer Complicates Motherhood

When I was very young my mother would sometimes get phone calls in the middle of the night. The water broke. The contractions were coming. It was time for her ...

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How First Descents changed my life

As we head into the holiday season I wanted to share this blog I wrote for the First Descents website several months ago just in case you missed it. The ...

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Reflections

Fall has always been the most nostalgic season to me. There is something visceral about the changing colors and cooler weather that brings back a flood of memories of new ...

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On never leaving Cancerland

Tomorrow will be my last radiation treatment which comes 1 year and 2 days after I first discovered a lump in my breast. That’s one full year of some kind ...

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Top 10 Tips to Crush Cancer

Before I was diagnosed last year I knew very little about cancer. Once I was diagnosed I knew I wanted to face my illness head on, to “crush it” as ...

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What’s Goin’ On?

I realize that it’s been awhile since I posted anything and some folks have started to wonder what the heck is going on over here in Cancerland. So I thought ...

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If I had to choose

This little blog of mine hasn’t gotten much attention lately. It’s not that I haven’t thought about things to write. It’s more that I’ve been either too sick, or too ...

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On letting go and holding on

Cancer has provided many lessons but none greater than the lessons I’ve received in letting go. I thought I knew something of letting go. I understood it to be a ...

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On being very badly made

Just a half-inch beneath the five-inch scar that now cradles the bottom of my left breast is a quote I had tattooed there several years ago. It wraps around my rib ...

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Identity Crisis

I have been having a serious identity crisis lately. This crisis is probably most notable when I walk by a mirror. I am taken aback every time. I have no ...

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