Brightening a Patient’s Day

People are generally good.   Most of them are actually pretty amazing.  Recently, it seems, I’ve had to remind myself of this more than usual.  Covid, inflation, school shootings … basically the local and world news every single night.  Personally, I recently trusted a contractor with a project, paid him a big chunk of money and watched him never show […]

Why Do You Talk About Cancer So Much?!

A few weeks after being diagnosed, I found one – ONE! – survivor of Small Cell Ovarian Cancer ( #SCCOHT) on social media. Finding her was an *enormous* mental turning point for me. Someone that was like me. Young, healthy, shocked by her diagnosis. Someone I could turn to. To ask questions, cry, and eventually laugh. Someone […]

You Are Not Broken

You are not broken, my love. Perhaps your body looks different. Perhaps you are in pain. Perhaps you feel like a stranger to yourself, your soul feels altered, and people are looking at you in a way you don’t recognize. Perhaps you don’t know what the future holds, and it frightens you. But you are […]

Never Say Never

What I wish I would have known before cancer?  Gah-that is a tough one. Hindsight is 20/20, but from my perspective nothing prepares you for the Big C. Though I can share one thing I have learned and continue to learn every day. Never Say Never Cancer was so far off the radar for me. On […]

Why Finding Your Tribe Is So Important

Why Finding Your Tribe Is So Important Everyone handles their initial cancer diagnosis differently.  I would have preferred to just deny the whole thing … seemed like the easiest route.  But, I was having so much undiagnosed chest pain, I was relieved that something was actually wrong with me.  I was beginning to think I needed to be […]