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Life Redefined: Acceptance Speech

Life Redefined: Acceptance Speech

A couple of weeks ago I talked about finding a new normal after being diagnosed with cancer and how some of my old normal is still a part of the new normal. It took me a long time to [Read] | 3 responses.

Life Redefined: Finding Normal

Life Redefined: Finding Normal

I frequently talk about how much I’ve changed since being diagnosed with cancer. And it’s true, I have changed so much. But this past weekend I started thinking about all of this [Read] | 12 responses.

Life Redefined: Thank You

Life Redefined: Thank You

To all of you who participated (virtually) in Relay for Life with me by commenting on this post a couple of weeks ago, thank you. I took each of you with me to Relay for Life on May 6th. [Read] | 6 responses.

Life Redefined: The Good and the Bad

Life Redefined: The Good and the Bad

Lately, I’ve been thinking and wondering, “Will I EVER be cancer-free?” I haven’t had a clean scan (yet), but my doctor is optimistic, not that optimism is the cure for cancer. I [Read] | 6 responses.

Life Redefined: Feeling Treasured

Life Redefined: Feeling Treasured

Today I want to dish with y’all about survivorship (shocker, right?) and Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an event put on by the American Cancer Society. It takes place in communities [Read] | 15 responses.

Life Redefined: Seventy Thousand

Life Redefined: Seventy Thousand

Cancer awareness is kind of an interesting concept for me. We are ALL aware of cancer, right? I mean, we all know that exists, we all know the physical effects it can have on a body, and [Read] | 8 responses.

Life Redefined: Waiting

Life Redefined: Waiting

I’m really bad at waiting, especially when it comes to waiting for my doctor to call. Usually, I call his office several times bugging them to give me some answers. When scheduling a [Read] | 2 responses.

Life Redefined: When will I get back to normal?

Life Redefined: When will I get back to normal?

I talk to a lot of survivors who ask me, “When will I get back to normal?” or, “When will I be my old self again?” I get it. I’ve asked those same questions many times before. [Read] | 12 responses.

Life Redefined: Transitioning

Life Redefined: Transitioning

When I was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I was hyper-focused on the coming weeks and months that would be filled with treatment. I had surgery, then the low-iodine diet, and then [Read] | 2 responses.

Life Redefined: Grieving Forward

Life Redefined: Grieving Forward

When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I immediately began looking forward to the day when I would be back to normal. That is what I was working towards, getting back to my old [Read] | 18 responses.

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