MY JOURNEY

Is Cancer a Journey or a Destination?

I’m really good at asking questions and then trying to answer them. You’ll notice that if you read this blog. But this is one question I can’t yet answer. Perhaps cancer is a journey–I don’t really know. Life is a journey and a destination, because in the end, you die. So maybe cancer is both as well. Once you’re a survivor, it has become a journey. But if remission is just outside of your grasp, perhaps, it’s a destination.

On this blog, I’ve chronicled some of my experiences with cancer. It’s not so much a calendar of the events, like this particular section is. It’s more an unfolding of my experiences, emotions, and feelings during my journey. Sure, there are tips here and there, but that’s not it’s purpose. It’s purpose is simply to help as many people as possible–by saying the unsaid; going deeper than most people would ever dare; and showing a vulnerability that I didn’t even know existed. Until now.

When I was diagnosed in February 2017, I felt like I was at the top of my game–work was going really well, the girls were making their way into the “Adulting” phase of their lives, Greg and I were on the same wave-length, and I was spending time with my friends. Things weren’t perfect of course, but things were good. But, I was tired–really tired. I was stressed out. I was the thinnest I had been in years. Looking back, I knew something was wrong. Your body tells you when it’s had enough.

I encourage you to read my timeline here or look at the links below. The most interesting parts of the blog though are in my Post-treatment blog entries.

And, of course, you can always click the bars to the left of the menu to see all of the posts.

April 17, 2017 — First Procedure

April 17, 2017 — Surgery

April 28, 2017

June 10, 2017 — Two Weeks Later

July 8, 2017 — Today, I Cried

August 10, 2017 — No More Chemo, Please!

September 9, 2017 — Why Me?

October 24, 2017 –Hi Mom!

The End?

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