D-day was April 11th, 2011. That’s when I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. My world would be forever changed from that moment on. My family’s world was changed along with it. I remember trying to wake up from the stupor you are in after having a colonoscopy. I could hear the doctor talking and I [...]
My name is Kyle, I am twenty five years old. I am married to my beautiful wife Kaylee and we have two wonderful children. Kyler who is my son and is five, and Kylee who is my daughter and is almost three!
In February, around my birthday, I started having some strange bowel symptoms and slight [...]
CANCER SURVIVOR/FAMILY MAN
What does being a cancer survivor mean to me? In two words my family, I have had them as my personal inspiration throughout my long and hard journey. My wife and three beautiful children have been the balance in my life when it seemed that the weight was just too hard to bear. [...]
Let me start by saying that I am a 35 year old mother, wife, daughter, niece, cousin and friend to some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. After that I am a “survivor” and cancer patient. When I was asked to write this I was given the instructions to be honest and [...]
Remember the song with the line, “I am a warrior”? I am. Yes, I am a cancer survivor but just being a survivor is not enough. Since that day in April 1999 when what I had long suspected—cancer- was uttered by a gastroenterologist, I became Deborah-Survivor-Warrior. And basically, despite my holistic nature and fondness for [...]
I had the dream. That’s when I got sort of concerned. I had only dreamt about my body twice in my life, the two times I was pregnant, and having a dream that I had cancer was unsettling at best. I decided it was probably time to schedule my annual and talk with my Ob-Gyn [...]