Category: Breast Cancer

When Cancer Comes Close

It is reported that more than 1.2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year.  Sadly, more than 600,000 people in the U.S. will die from this awful disease in this year alone.  There will be survivors, praise the Lord, but not until treatment has battered the body as well as the soul and spirit.…

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To Fight or to Surrender?

It’s an individual choice to fight or to surrender.  With cancer, I mean.  No one can make the choice for you.  You must decide for yourself. When cancer came knocking on my door, I wasn’t mad or bitter.  I was confused … shocked … bewildered.  Devastated.  I knew I could die and that there was…

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What is life all about?

It has now been two years, eight months and 24 days since my diagnosis of advanced breast cancer.  It’s been a long, hard journey and one that doesn’t really have an end. First, as most cancer sufferers will tell you, when you hear the words “you have cancer”, your life is forever changed.  The experts agree:  cancer…

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Facing the Hard Stuff

I had a little surgery last Friday — well, I guess because it lasted over 7 hours it was a little more than “little”, but compared to my previous really big surgeries, it could be considered comparatively little.  It was also the last in my post-cancer surgeries — ooooh, nice word:  “LAST”.  Last — final — end — completion…

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