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Life Redefined: New Thoughts

Life Redefined: New Thoughts

It finally happened. I don’t really know how or when, just that it did. People used to tell me that a day would come when I wouldn’t dwell on cancer. I didn’t believe them. How [Read] | 4 responses.

Life Redefined: Looking Back at Grieving Forward

Life Redefined: Looking Back at Grieving Forward

A few months ago I wrote about grieving forward (you can read it here)--grieving over who we used to be pre-sickness while still moving forward with life. I feel the need to press into [Read] | 18 responses.

Young Adults Speak Out: Joanna

Young Adults Speak Out: Joanna

It’s officially Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. People like to raise awareness in different ways. My preferred method is simply by telling my story. I was 24 years old. Life was [Read] | no responses.

Life Redefined: The Low Iodine Diet

Life Redefined: The Low Iodine Diet

  Yesterday was the first day of my annual low-iodine diet as I prepare for a whole body scan. I hate this diet. To be honest, the diet itself is not bad. The food is all [Read] | 5 responses.

Life Redefined: Dancing in the Rain

Life Redefined: Dancing in the Rain

Not long ago, a friend gave me a card with a message penned inside that really made me think. It said, “Don’t wait for the storm to pass; dance in the rain!” That’s probably a [Read] | 13 responses.

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.

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