Category: invisible illness

Once you’ve survived, everybody moves on, and you’re forgotten.

Once somebody has “won” their battle with breast cancer, all of the support that may have been put in place falls away and the survivor is often left confused and isolated. That’s what happened to me. I thought I was alone, but this is… Continue Reading “Once you’ve survived, everybody moves on, and you’re forgotten.”

I Won’t Live to be 100. That’s Okay.

Once you’ve had cancer and you are in remission, there is always the chance that cancer will come back.  With my particular cancer, the risk seems to be the highest within the first 5 years.  However, when you are as young as I am,… Continue Reading “I Won’t Live to be 100. That’s Okay.”

When Cancer Changes Friendships

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had to make the difficult decision on how I would tell the people in my life the bad news.  My health had always been a fairly private thing to me due to bullying I experienced previously. … Continue Reading “When Cancer Changes Friendships”

Opening A Store During A Pandemic.

My secret project finally launched earlier this month.  I opened an online store featuring apparel and accessories for the cancer survivor, thrivor, and co-survivor.  Even if you haven’t had first or second hand experience with cancer, many of these items may apply to you.… Continue Reading “Opening A Store During A Pandemic.”

Losing My Mind

I felt like writing today. It is something I was not sure I would be doing for awhile. Chemo brain takes a lot out of me and often makes me feel like a shell of who I once was. This week, it has gotten… Continue Reading “Losing My Mind”

3 Months Later.

It’s been 3 months since I became a breast cancer survivor.  Things started to calm down a little and chemo brain lessened its hold.  I graduated to seeing my oncologist every three months instead of every two weeks.  I am seeing my specialists less… Continue Reading “3 Months Later.”

Survivorship During COVID-19.

Hello again. It’s been a few months.  A lot has happened since I last wrote.  I’m currently having a good “chemo brain day” so I figured I would try to get a post in before it comes back to haunt me. Speaking of chemo… Continue Reading “Survivorship During COVID-19.”

It’s Been Awhile.

It’s been awhile since I have written.  Not because I didn’t want to, but because I couldn’t.  One of my least favorite side effects from going through cancer treatment is the chemo brain.  It’s no joke.  Sometimes getting words out into a coherent written… Continue Reading “It’s Been Awhile.”

What I Learned the Day I Almost Died

I wrote this post to my Facebook friends on July 31, 2019.  I am choosing to share here, after many people have suggested I share in more places.  I am also choosing to not edit the post as it is raw and real the… Continue Reading “What I Learned the Day I Almost Died”

How to Support the Person in Your Life with Cancer

There are numerous articles already out there about this topic.  Everyone has a different experience though, and I figured while I had the energy, I would put my two cents in. So, there’s someone in your life has cancer and you want to support… Continue Reading “How to Support the Person in Your Life with Cancer”