As I am rounding the corner and coming up on the end of my treatment, it seems like a fitting time for my next topic from my blog post bracket: Survivor’s Guilt. I have seen… More
Here is my story (briefly) and why I do this. Please watch and donate ->> here <<- to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man/ Woman of the Year Campaign. We can’t do this without you!!!
One of the many challenges that those with a cancer diagnosis face is how it affects their “normal” life, in particular how it impacts work. For many cancer survivors, going through treatment means taking time off of work, leaving their job, modifying how they do their job, or changing careers completely.Continue reading “Returning to Work After Cancer”
The runner up on my blog post bracket was the topic of “Toxic Positivity”. For those of you that don’t know what this is, it is when people are constantly putting a positive spin on things even when a situation isn’t positive. While this may not seem like a bad thing on the surface, it can be harmful to people like me who have been dealt a truly horrible hand.Continue reading “Toxic Positivity”
One Year. That’s how long it has been since I last saw the love of my life. One year since I last looked in his eyes and felt whole and complete. One year since I last held Luke’s hand and kissed his warm skin. One year has passed since I saw him take his last breaths and felt a piece of myself go with him.Continue reading “Grief is Ongoing – One Year Later”
One of the most common things that cancer patients deal with is the fear of their cancer coming back or spreading. This fear of recurrence causes a lot of anxiety in the cancer community, especially when it comes time for scans, biopsies, and follow up appointments.Continue reading “Fear of Recurrence”
Recently I polled my Instagram about what topics I should write about on my blog. I did it in the style of a sports bracket and here are the results!
My heart is heavy. Today would have been our third wedding anniversary. Being Luke’s wife was one of my biggest accomplishments in life. I will forever cherish all of the memories we made together.Continue reading “Three Year Anniversary”
As of June 18th I have officially been in remission from my leukemia for a full year! I had this in my calendar yesterday, but I still forgot until later in the evening.Continue reading “One Year in Remission”
I haven’t written a post in a while. After the LLS fundraising competition I truly needed a break from writing and putting myself out there. While it was so rewarding to do something so good, it was definitely tiring (I still haven’t had a chance to send thank you’s to all the wonderful people who donated). Now that it has been a couple of weeks I have had time to rest, recharge, and focus on myself a little more.Continue reading “Rantings and Ramblings”
One year ago today I received my diagnosis that I had B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. One year ago my world completely changed and turned upside down. One year ago I went from a caregiver to a patient.Continue reading “One Year Cancer-versary”