For two months, I was lost.
I had prepared myself for the immediate recovery after a major surgery, but did not take it seriously when told I needed to plan for the long-term. Cancer is scary. Surgery is brutal. Recovery is all-over-the-place.
I planned to be out-of-commission for about six weeks (although my doctor had said to [...]
I never realized that I would have a story. It kind of came out of nowhere. About a year after my second daughter was born, I had gotten a hernia that needed repairing. During that repair, the surgeon found a tumor, which was biopsied and sent to Atlanta for diagnosis, since no one at my [...]
I can now add ‘cancer’ to the long list of things that have defined me. Other things, such as; receptionist for a world-renowned rock band; local television spokes-model; designer of surfing t-shirt’s – those things were much more fun … however they probably didn’t shape me in the way cancer is shaping me now.
My tumor [...]
My tumor first made its appearance when I was 25 years old. I was living in Atlanta, I was working at a hospital, and I was having the time of my life. Suddenly, over the course of a few weeks, I started having sharp shooting pains down my right arm and noticed a lump in [...]