Who I am

I am a cancer survivor. I could not have made it through without my faith in God, my family, my friends, my church, my medical staff, and modern medicine. I earned the title of expert by my experience. I have been bald, rearranged, studied, scraped, poked, squeezed, cut, broken, stitched, stuffed, baked, boiled, poisoned, and BBQed…I’ve learned to give up my nose hair, my head hair, my eyelashes, my fingernails, several body parts and billions of tears to get well.  I have suffered through bad news, good news, icky news, and sad news. I have a perfect knowledge of being exhausted to the bone, sicker than a dog, living with a port, chosen for a study, genetically tested and endured hundreds of appointments.  And I have experienced the joy of walking out of a cancer treatment center cancer free.

Now others have asked me, “What do I do now for my friend, my mother, my child who is facing cancer.”  In this blog I want to share the amazing tokens of love and kindness that was part of my journey. I will also share how the arts, a little mischief and yes, fun helped me get through. I invite you to also share uplifting tips you have used to help your loved one or what you, as a survivor, used to get through. If any of these ideas can help in any way then it will be my way of giving back to those who saved my life.

Please pass it forward.


5 thoughts on “Who I am

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your survivor story. It is a amazing story. It is a miracle and bless for everyone! You are such a breav,strong and faith person I ever know. I read those stories and it really helps me a lot and taught me how to thaugh my trains in my life. You are definitly did many wonderful service for many people,maybe you did’t even know them. It will really influnes and impack on people’s lifes. Thanks again! I will share this story with everyone I know.God bless you!

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. I too am a cancer survivor, but was too shy to share that explicitly on my blog. Family, beautiful friends and my art helped me and continue to help me get through this experience. Wishing you a long, happy and fulfilled life. Jen x

    1. I am shy as well. But this is the only way I feel comfortable showing what I did to get through it and who were my angels and still are. It is my way of giving back in a very small way. I hope someone reads my blog and it makes them feel hopeful, playful, and thankful. I am wishing you a long and happy life too. Thank you for reading it. Please pass it forward…

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