Facing the reality that I had cancer was very difficult. It felt like a dream from which I would eventually awake and it would all be over. Today I still don’t feel like I have cancer. In the last four years that I have been dealing with this disease I have not felt physically ill. Yes, mentally and emotionally I have been stressed, depressed, sad and anxious but the cancer never affected me physically. That is, not until my treatment began.Continue Reading
It is fascinating and mysterious, but plays a very real role in how you interpret your world and make decisions: your intuition. Have you been ignoring a hunch about something, but it won’t go away? Five reasons to start trusting your gut feeling today:Continue Reading
Arriving at my complete diagnosis felt like what your body and mind might feel like when running a first marathon With every mile, you look ahead, hoping to see the finish line. But the road curves and appears long in the distance, and your endurance is tested like never before, over and over again.
Testing the ‘mole’, removing larger margins of the skin around it was only a small part of what would be done before being fully diagnosed. It wasn’t long after the plastic surgeon had opened my back that I was told some of my lymph nodes would need to be removed and tested. This would determine if the melanoma had left the original site and whether it had moved into my lymphatic system. If it hadn’t, things should be ok.Continue Reading
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