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Note to self. Waiting to have my second catheter fitted in 48 hours. When you have a chronic illness, life can change quickly. A week ago, I was having a wonderful time in York, with friends. Now I’m unable to urinate and I’m honestly terrified. 
#ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlos #fibromyalgia #reactivearthritis #gastroparesis #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniesquad #spooniesunite #spooniediaries #pain #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicallyfabulous #lifeafterdiagnosis #laurasspooniediaries #hospital #hospitallife #hospitalappointment #linkinbio #blog #blogpost #blogger #bloggerlife #lblogger #lbloggers #spoonieblogger #spoonieblog
Note to self. Waiting to have my second catheter fitted in 48 hours. When you have a chronic illness, life can change quickly. A week ago, I was having a wonderful time in York, with friends. Now I’m unable to urinate and I’m honestly terrified. #ehlersdanlossyndrome  #ehlersdanlos  #fibromyalgia  #reactivearthritis  #gastroparesis  #spoonie  #spoonielife  #spooniesquad  #spooniesunite  #spooniediaries  #pain  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #chronicallyfabulous  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #laurasspooniediaries  #hospital  #hospitallife  #hospitalappointment  #linkinbio  #blog  #blogpost  #blogger  #bloggerlife  #lblogger  #lbloggers  #spoonieblogger  #spoonieblog 
Time to hang up Deadpool and bring back the dreads😉 Don’t have my bike back yet, but I can switch over my Sena for now. #harleydavidson #softail #softailgram #lovetoride #livelikethereisnotomorrow #cancersurvivor #lovinglifealloveragain #ladiesofharley #ladyrider #lifeafterdiagnosis
When we serve our friends with cancer, we serve and honor the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who equips us, gives us wisdom, and uses our imperfect efforts as part of His perfect plan to care for our friend.
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To learn more about supporting a friend with cancer, check out my new book, Loving Your Friend through Cancer: Moving Beyond "I'm Sorry" to Meaningful Support.
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Use the link in my profile to learn more, read a sample chapter, or order your copy!
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#lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook #christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
When we serve our friends with cancer, we serve and honor the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who equips us, gives us wisdom, and uses our imperfect efforts as part of His perfect plan to care for our friend. . To learn more about supporting a friend with cancer, check out my new book, Loving Your Friend through Cancer: Moving Beyond "I'm Sorry" to Meaningful Support. . Use the link in my profile to learn more, read a sample chapter, or order your copy! . #lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook  #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
Take me back to Indy instead of here at the ol’ MD Anderson for an emergency CT scan. 😤
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Y’all...this cancer crap is fun stuff, lemme tell ya. 🙄
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My rockstar nurse “Momna Z” was less than thrilled this morning when she found out exactly how distended my belly actually is & that it’s causing me to not be able to eat or even drink much water.
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I love rollercoasters, but my gosh I AM SO READY TO BE OFF THIS ONE. I don’t remember buying the ticket for it but I sure have gotten my money’s worth, yeah?
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Saturday, I was working out for 1.5 hrs live with the Super Trainers + 20,000 others on the streets of Indy with happy tears in my eyes feeling better than I had in a long time. How in the world am I HERE getting a freaking emergency scan just 4 days later? 🤔
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Please don’t take your health for granted. Proud of my team for linking arms with me & making it their mission to spread that message. It means more to me than they even realize.
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Ready for a big miracle.
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For me AND a few of my cancer battling besties having a rough time right now. 💕
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#teamupliftedfitness
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#takemeback #cancersurvivor #cancersucks #fcancer #ovariancancer #stage3 #livelifeonpurpose #lifeafterdiagnosis #liveitup #makeanimpact #bethechange #bebrave #gratitudeattitude
Take me back to Indy instead of here at the ol’ MD Anderson for an emergency CT scan. 😤 . Y’all...this cancer crap is fun stuff, lemme tell ya. 🙄 . My rockstar nurse “Momna Z” was less than thrilled this morning when she found out exactly how distended my belly actually is & that it’s causing me to not be able to eat or even drink much water. . I love rollercoasters, but my gosh I AM SO READY TO BE OFF THIS ONE. I don’t remember buying the ticket for it but I sure have gotten my money’s worth, yeah? . Saturday, I was working out for 1.5 hrs live with the Super Trainers + 20,000 others on the streets of Indy with happy tears in my eyes feeling better than I had in a long time. How in the world am I HERE getting a freaking emergency scan just 4 days later? 🤔 . Please don’t take your health for granted. Proud of my team for linking arms with me & making it their mission to spread that message. It means more to me than they even realize. . Ready for a big miracle. . For me AND a few of my cancer battling besties having a rough time right now. 💕 . #teamupliftedfitness  . #takemeback  #cancersurvivor  #cancersucks  #fcancer  #ovariancancer  #stage3  #livelifeonpurpose  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #liveitup  #makeanimpact  #bethechange  #bebrave  #gratitudeattitude 
Today is National PTSD Awareness Day. The first time I received this diagnosis, I was shocked. It was 2008, I was in yet another battle with my mental health. I finally sought professional help for the first time. I was shocked because this was something that was only known to war heroes. I am no war hero. Instead, I fought through a different war. 
I have heard it all, the misunderstanding, the confusion, the naysayers, the unempathic...all the people who roll their eyes and think that what you experienced could have been worse, or they experienced worse. But that’s not what PTSD is...it’s not specific to one type of experience. It doesn’t affect only men or only women. Yet it’s debilitating to all who know it personally. 
But we don’t have to live in the ugly shadows of PTSD and its symptoms. There is more for us, that allows us to live life instead of only surviving. 
If you experience extreme anxiety, panic, nightmares, insomnia, unrealistic thoughts, avoidance, fear, obsessive rituals thought to keep you safe, hyper vigilance, obsessive worry, and any other symptoms that make you feel out of control, I urge you to seek professional help. Sooner than later...because there is no need to suffer. Choosing to fight through this is honorable, and worth every breath you take. 
Therapy, yoga, and meditation have saved my life. I don’t need the negativity of people who don’t believe my diagnosis...instead, I welcome the support of people who have seen me rise out of the dark hole taking my life away quicker than I was prepared for. 
I KNOW you can feel better, I KNOW there are resources out there...the rest is up to you to want it. 
You don’t have to feel ashamed...experiencing traumatic events will change you, so trust that this is a natural response. You just don’t have to suffer with reliving the event(s), nor do you have to be a victim of it. 
#ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #posttraumaticgrowth #lifeafterdiagnosis #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #nami #usmcveteran #ladyleatherneck #womanmarine #vethelpingvets #healingpeopleonebreathatatime #yogaformentalhealth #yogaforptsd 📷: Cape Hedo, Okinawa Japan 
Resources tagged!!
Today is National PTSD Awareness Day. The first time I received this diagnosis, I was shocked. It was 2008, I was in yet another battle with my mental health. I finally sought professional help for the first time. I was shocked because this was something that was only known to war heroes. I am no war hero. Instead, I fought through a different war. I have heard it all, the misunderstanding, the confusion, the naysayers, the unempathic...all the people who roll their eyes and think that what you experienced could have been worse, or they experienced worse. But that’s not what PTSD is...it’s not specific to one type of experience. It doesn’t affect only men or only women. Yet it’s debilitating to all who know it personally. But we don’t have to live in the ugly shadows of PTSD and its symptoms. There is more for us, that allows us to live life instead of only surviving. If you experience extreme anxiety, panic, nightmares, insomnia, unrealistic thoughts, avoidance, fear, obsessive rituals thought to keep you safe, hyper vigilance, obsessive worry, and any other symptoms that make you feel out of control, I urge you to seek professional help. Sooner than later...because there is no need to suffer. Choosing to fight through this is honorable, and worth every breath you take. Therapy, yoga, and meditation have saved my life. I don’t need the negativity of people who don’t believe my diagnosis...instead, I welcome the support of people who have seen me rise out of the dark hole taking my life away quicker than I was prepared for. I KNOW you can feel better, I KNOW there are resources out there...the rest is up to you to want it. You don’t have to feel ashamed...experiencing traumatic events will change you, so trust that this is a natural response. You just don’t have to suffer with reliving the event(s), nor do you have to be a victim of it. #ptsdawareness  #ptsdrecovery  #posttraumaticgrowth  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthrecovery  #nami  #usmcveteran  #ladyleatherneck  #womanmarine  #vethelpingvets  #healingpeopleonebreathatatime  #yogaformentalhealth  #yogaforptsd  📷: Cape Hedo, Okinawa Japan Resources tagged!!
She loves me😍 got this wildflower garden infused card from my beautiful, smart, and oh so sweet friend. Love you😘♥️
#cancersucks #wildflowers #lifeafterdiagnosis #multiplemyelomasucks #mytribemyvibe #lovemytribe
If you are supporting a friend with cancer, what can you do this week to let her know she's not forgotten?
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Loving Your Friend through Cancer is available now from Amazon and other booksellers - check it out if you need practical suggestions and encouragement on this difficult topic.
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Click on the link in my profile to order a copy, read a sample chapter, or learn more!
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#lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook #christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
If you are supporting a friend with cancer, what can you do this week to let her know she's not forgotten? . Loving Your Friend through Cancer is available now from Amazon and other booksellers - check it out if you need practical suggestions and encouragement on this difficult topic. . Click on the link in my profile to order a copy, read a sample chapter, or learn more! . #lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook  #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
In 2015 I learned that my 15 month old would forever be dependent on me. He was diagnosed with Autism, cerebral palsy & 1p36 Deletion syndrome. I was told he would most likely never walk or talk and my world crashed around me.  I lost all hope and I lost myself. I had to leave my 15 year career as a construction manager.  I poured everything into my son and nothing into myself. I turned to food and alcohol as I slipped into a lonely depression. .

Fast forward to today.  My life is unrecognizable! James started walking at the age of 3 1/2 and is working everyday to learn a way to communicate in a way that works for you. I have lost 70 pounds with amazing programs that I do right from home and have created an amazing business helping other women do the same. .

Have a mentioned lately that I have the best job ever!!!! This weekend had been absolutely AMAZING!!!! Being surrounded by positive women who are passionate about helping others is magical! .

It's been an unreal journey and I'm here to tell you that you could be doing this with me!!! I am passionate about sharing how to do what I do! Shout out or drop an emoji if you want to be here with me next year!! .
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#autismworld #specialneedsmom #faithittofreedom #anewme #lifeafterdiagnosis
In 2015 I learned that my 15 month old would forever be dependent on me. He was diagnosed with Autism, cerebral palsy & 1p36 Deletion syndrome. I was told he would most likely never walk or talk and my world crashed around me. I lost all hope and I lost myself. I had to leave my 15 year career as a construction manager. I poured everything into my son and nothing into myself. I turned to food and alcohol as I slipped into a lonely depression. . Fast forward to today. My life is unrecognizable! James started walking at the age of 3 1/2 and is working everyday to learn a way to communicate in a way that works for you. I have lost 70 pounds with amazing programs that I do right from home and have created an amazing business helping other women do the same. . Have a mentioned lately that I have the best job ever!!!! This weekend had been absolutely AMAZING!!!! Being surrounded by positive women who are passionate about helping others is magical! . It's been an unreal journey and I'm here to tell you that you could be doing this with me!!! I am passionate about sharing how to do what I do! Shout out or drop an emoji if you want to be here with me next year!! . . . #autismworld  #specialneedsmom  #faithittofreedom  #anewme  #lifeafterdiagnosis 
I have worked with hundreds of people that have Parkinson’s. Hearing any diagnosis from your doctor can be distressing. It can be particularly distressing if it is something progressive or chronic. What I would tell you is to be proactive starting day 1. Sometimes you are still in shock after hearing you have a disease to manage. It’s important that you start early in your new journey with a positive approach. Healthcare providers are pressured to have short visits with you. Find a healthcare team that listens to you, thinks of you as a whole person (mind and body connection) and most of all that tells you things you can do to stay well longer (not just medication.) You are not broken, you just need special attention to stay well. That’s ok. That is doable. Acceptance of that is crucial.  You can still live a quality life. Redefine your life in ways that will promote positivity and success.  Don’t stop. I believe in you.  #slp❤️oiler #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsons #lupusawareness #autoimmunelifestyle #autoimmunedisease #makepositivechanges #goodhealthcare #besuretheylisten #mindbodyconnection #youarenotbroken #neverstopliving #findyourway #liferedefined #youarenotyourdisease #ibelieveinyou #dayofdiagnosis #multiplesclerosis #reducestress #selfcarematters #lifeafterdiagnosis #makeityourown
I have worked with hundreds of people that have Parkinson’s. Hearing any diagnosis from your doctor can be distressing. It can be particularly distressing if it is something progressive or chronic. What I would tell you is to be proactive starting day 1. Sometimes you are still in shock after hearing you have a disease to manage. It’s important that you start early in your new journey with a positive approach. Healthcare providers are pressured to have short visits with you. Find a healthcare team that listens to you, thinks of you as a whole person (mind and body connection) and most of all that tells you things you can do to stay well longer (not just medication.) You are not broken, you just need special attention to stay well. That’s ok. That is doable. Acceptance of that is crucial. You can still live a quality life. Redefine your life in ways that will promote positivity and success. Don’t stop. I believe in you. #slp ❤️oiler #parkinsonsdisease  #parkinsons  #lupusawareness  #autoimmunelifestyle  #autoimmunedisease  #makepositivechanges  #goodhealthcare  #besuretheylisten  #mindbodyconnection  #youarenotbroken  #neverstopliving  #findyourway  #liferedefined  #youarenotyourdisease  #ibelieveinyou  #dayofdiagnosis  #multiplesclerosis  #reducestress  #selfcarematters  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #makeityourown 
People say, “you’ve had cancer, eat what you WANT!”
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& believe me, when I’m not nauseas...I do.
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I WANT to feel good.
I WANT to be healthy from the inside out.
I WANT to help combat fatigue with good fuel.
I WANT to live a long time.
Yeah I WANT to feel confident in a swimsuit.
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& what I feed myself MATTERS.
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So yes, I WANT to eat salad. I WANT to skip dessert *most* of the time. Ok fine, just sometimes. 🤣 But I WANT to eat more veggies than anything else. I WANT to drink tons of water.
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I WANT to feel how I feel when I eat WELL.
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Eating like crap makes me feel like crap. I’ve felt like crap long enough. Haven’t you?
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Am I perfect at it? Nope. Do I regret having dessert or pizza? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Nope, not bc of the reason you might think. I thoroughly enjoy it without guilt when I do get my grub on. (Also thanks to the mindset shift that’s come from this new nutrition thang I’m doing & coaching ladies through.) The only reason I regret it is when it makes me puke because my belly doesn’t work quite right still bc of all the cancer trauma as evidenced by that big ol’ scar.
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So yeah, life is short so eat dessert first sometimes. Don’t feel guilty about it. But also eat how you WANT to FEEL most of the time: GOOD.
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Ya with me? 🤷🏼‍♀️💕
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&& if ya need help, I’m your girl. Let’s do it together!
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{{Theres also really bomb dessert recipes in this program I’m doing with a bunch of my accountabili-babes. ☺️🙌🏻}}
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#summervibes #stupidcancer #suckitcancer #ovariancancer #womenshealth #vitamindtherapy #targetstyle #truthbomb #mindbodysoul #happyfromtheinsideout #chemoport #chemosucks #lifeafterdiagnosis #livingwithcancer #strongwomenrock #pizzaisbae #icecreamislife #strongereveryday #sunshineandsmiles #texasranch
People say, “you’ve had cancer, eat what you WANT!” . & believe me, when I’m not nauseas...I do. . I WANT to feel good. I WANT to be healthy from the inside out. I WANT to help combat fatigue with good fuel. I WANT to live a long time. Yeah I WANT to feel confident in a swimsuit. . & what I feed myself MATTERS. . So yes, I WANT to eat salad. I WANT to skip dessert *most* of the time. Ok fine, just sometimes. 🤣 But I WANT to eat more veggies than anything else. I WANT to drink tons of water. . I WANT to feel how I feel when I eat WELL. . Eating like crap makes me feel like crap. I’ve felt like crap long enough. Haven’t you? . Am I perfect at it? Nope. Do I regret having dessert or pizza? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Nope, not bc of the reason you might think. I thoroughly enjoy it without guilt when I do get my grub on. (Also thanks to the mindset shift that’s come from this new nutrition thang I’m doing & coaching ladies through.) The only reason I regret it is when it makes me puke because my belly doesn’t work quite right still bc of all the cancer trauma as evidenced by that big ol’ scar. . So yeah, life is short so eat dessert first sometimes. Don’t feel guilty about it. But also eat how you WANT to FEEL most of the time: GOOD. . Ya with me? 🤷🏼‍♀️💕 . && if ya need help, I’m your girl. Let’s do it together! . {{Theres also really bomb dessert recipes in this program I’m doing with a bunch of my accountabili-babes. ☺️🙌🏻}} . #summervibes  #stupidcancer  #suckitcancer  #ovariancancer  #womenshealth  #vitamindtherapy  #targetstyle  #truthbomb  #mindbodysoul  #happyfromtheinsideout  #chemoport  #chemosucks  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #livingwithcancer  #strongwomenrock  #pizzaisbae  #icecreamislife  #strongereveryday  #sunshineandsmiles  #texasranch 
One topic I write about a lot in #LovingYourFriendThroughCancerBook is all the ways cancer changed my life--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you want to know more about how to understand the changes your friend is experiencing and how to support her through it, head to the link in my profile. You can download a sample chapter, order a copy of the book, or just learn more about how to help your friend.
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#christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
One topic I write about a lot in #LovingYourFriendThroughCancerBook  is all the ways cancer changed my life--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you want to know more about how to understand the changes your friend is experiencing and how to support her through it, head to the link in my profile. You can download a sample chapter, order a copy of the book, or just learn more about how to help your friend. . #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
12 year olds celebrate birthdays at the ice rink at the mall. 28 year old cancer patients celebrate GOOD NEWS there. ☺️
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Or at least this one does. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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While today didn’t go as IDEALLY as we would’ve liked, I still got to hear the word STABLE again.
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I WISH I wasn’t nauseas & feelin’ like poop. I WISH there had been shrinkage of the tumors. I WISH I didn’t have unsolved chest pain.
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But life doesn’t always give you exactly what you wish for. Sometimes God doesn’t work on YOUR timeline. && that’s hard.
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But what matters is how you deal with what you’ve been dealt.
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&& I’ll “deal” with STABILITY with some spur-of-the-moment FUN, because we should ALL be living our lives that way. Ya know? Truth is, none of us know how much longer we have.
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Today marks the start of the longest “leash” I’ve been given so far. Because my tumors are stable...per the protocol of this trial, I’m not receiving any more treatment at this time & I’m not scheduled to see my oncologist again for 2 MONTHS. That’s simultaneously the most exciting AND terrifying thing EVER.
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This will be 2 months chock full of praying my body continues to keep these tumors in check like a boss (hopefully even shrinking them 🙏🏻) & continuing to LIVE IT UP, of course.
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We’re still here at MD Anderson for an unexpected extra day...having some further testing done on my ol’ ticker in the AM & seeing a cardiologist. Urg.
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But today, we’ll praise God for THIS miraculous good news. & for not falling on the ice. 🤣
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#godisgood #nottodaysatan #cancersucks #godisbigger #womenshealth #strongerthancancer #livingwithcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #everydaymatters #mindbodysoul #ohhappyday
12 year olds celebrate birthdays at the ice rink at the mall. 28 year old cancer patients celebrate GOOD NEWS there. ☺️ . Or at least this one does. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . While today didn’t go as IDEALLY as we would’ve liked, I still got to hear the word STABLE again. . I WISH I wasn’t nauseas & feelin’ like poop. I WISH there had been shrinkage of the tumors. I WISH I didn’t have unsolved chest pain. . But life doesn’t always give you exactly what you wish for. Sometimes God doesn’t work on YOUR timeline. && that’s hard. . But what matters is how you deal with what you’ve been dealt. . && I’ll “deal” with STABILITY with some spur-of-the-moment FUN, because we should ALL be living our lives that way. Ya know? Truth is, none of us know how much longer we have. . Today marks the start of the longest “leash” I’ve been given so far. Because my tumors are stable...per the protocol of this trial, I’m not receiving any more treatment at this time & I’m not scheduled to see my oncologist again for 2 MONTHS. That’s simultaneously the most exciting AND terrifying thing EVER. . This will be 2 months chock full of praying my body continues to keep these tumors in check like a boss (hopefully even shrinking them 🙏🏻) & continuing to LIVE IT UP, of course. . We’re still here at MD Anderson for an unexpected extra day...having some further testing done on my ol’ ticker in the AM & seeing a cardiologist. Urg. . But today, we’ll praise God for THIS miraculous good news. & for not falling on the ice. 🤣 . #godisgood  #nottodaysatan  #cancersucks  #godisbigger  #womenshealth  #strongerthancancer  #livingwithcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #everydaymatters  #mindbodysoul  #ohhappyday 
I find it so hard to just be present with my friends who are hurting without trying to fix their problems. Anyone else feel that way?
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I hope #LovingYourFriendThroughCancerBook will be a great resource for those of us who are learning to understand the power of our presence as we seek to love our friends who are suffering.
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#christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
I find it so hard to just be present with my friends who are hurting without trying to fix their problems. Anyone else feel that way? . I hope #LovingYourFriendThroughCancerBook  will be a great resource for those of us who are learning to understand the power of our presence as we seek to love our friends who are suffering. . #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
My husbands putting in the cross fence so the poultry will have there own yard. I’m so excited to create a garden for the birds and implement Paul Gautschis (Back to Eden Garden) method for keeping chickens.
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#chickens #paulgautschi #backtoedengarden #garden  #ducks #chickengarden #permaculture #backyardpoultry #backyardchickens #ducks #putyourchickenstowork #compost #organicgardening #homestead #homesteader #selfsufficient #simplelife #country #farm #pnw #pacificnorthwest #cancerthriver #lifeafterdiagnosis #countingmyblessings #documentinglife #homeschool
My husbands putting in the cross fence so the poultry will have there own yard. I’m so excited to create a garden for the birds and implement Paul Gautschis (Back to Eden Garden) method for keeping chickens. . . . . . #chickens  #paulgautschi  #backtoedengarden  #garden  #ducks  #chickengarden  #permaculture  #backyardpoultry  #backyardchickens  #ducks  #putyourchickenstowork  #compost  #organicgardening  #homestead  #homesteader  #selfsufficient  #simplelife  #country  #farm  #pnw  #pacificnorthwest  #cancerthriver  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #countingmyblessings  #documentinglife  #homeschool 
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Savoring every second of this sweet summer.
Rather than living these months in angst and dismay of what could happen, I am letting this space and this time that I do have -- here and now-- heal spots of my soul that haven't seen the  sun in years. 
Your days are worth more than gold,  please remember that and treat yourself as so. .
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Knowing whats coming won't stop me from living big magic.
Give me pain and I will use it.
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 I will use  every . last.  bit.  of it 🌞
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#getbusyliving #bevacizumab #bevsummer #livingwithcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #qualityoverquantity #borrowedtime #stupidcancer #selfloveclub #selfloveisntselfish #soworthloving #doitforyou #benddontbreak #summervibes #livebig #manifestamiracle #findafuckingcure #fuckcancer #fuckcancerfriday #cancer #ovariancancer #ovariancancerresearch
#nomochemo  . . . Savoring every second of this sweet summer. Rather than living these months in angst and dismay of what could happen, I am letting this space and this time that I do have -- here and now-- heal spots of my soul that haven't seen the sun in years. Your days are worth more than gold, please remember that and treat yourself as so. . . Knowing whats coming won't stop me from living big magic. Give me pain and I will use it. . I will use every . last. bit. of it 🌞 . . . #getbusyliving  #bevacizumab  #bevsummer  #livingwithcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #qualityoverquantity  #borrowedtime  #stupidcancer  #selfloveclub  #selfloveisntselfish  #soworthloving  #doitforyou  #benddontbreak  #summervibes  #livebig  #manifestamiracle  #findafuckingcure  #fuckcancer  #fuckcancerfriday  #cancer  #ovariancancer  #ovariancancerresearch 
Did you know that @prpbooks has provided a FREE sample chapter of Loving Your Friend through Cancer?
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Click the link in my bio, then choose "Download a sample chapter" to head to the P&R website and read the preface, introduction, and first chapter for free.
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#lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook #christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
Did you know that @prpbooks has provided a FREE sample chapter of Loving Your Friend through Cancer? . Click the link in my bio, then choose "Download a sample chapter" to head to the P&R website and read the preface, introduction, and first chapter for free. . #lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook  #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
One challenge I face as a cancer survivor is that I'm still working through the physical and emotional implications of my diagnosis, but without the same level of support I experienced during treatment. Seven years later, cancer survivorship still has its hard days. I'm thankful for friends who understand my struggles.
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It's natural and understandable that much of the support network moves on to other crises when treatment ends, but your friend with cancer needs you to continue checking on her and listening well as she process all she's been through.
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To learn more about how to love a friend with cancer or a survivor, check out my new book, Loving Your Friend through Cancer - it's available now from @prpbooks! You can find links to order a copy or learn more by clicking the link in my profile.
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#lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook #christianwriter #hopewriters #cancersurvivor #cancersupport  #sarcoma #angiosarcoma #rarecancer #cancerjourney #ihadcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivorship #cancerawareness #cancersucks #fightingcancer #beatcancer #cancersurvivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #findacure #cancercare #endcancer #noonefightsalone #cancersurvivors #oncology #caregiving #caregiverlife
One challenge I face as a cancer survivor is that I'm still working through the physical and emotional implications of my diagnosis, but without the same level of support I experienced during treatment. Seven years later, cancer survivorship still has its hard days. I'm thankful for friends who understand my struggles. . It's natural and understandable that much of the support network moves on to other crises when treatment ends, but your friend with cancer needs you to continue checking on her and listening well as she process all she's been through. . To learn more about how to love a friend with cancer or a survivor, check out my new book, Loving Your Friend through Cancer - it's available now from @prpbooks! You can find links to order a copy or learn more by clicking the link in my profile. . #lovingyourfriendthroughcancerbook  #christianwriter  #hopewriters  #cancersurvivor  #cancersupport  #sarcoma  #angiosarcoma  #rarecancer  #cancerjourney  #ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #survivorship  #cancerawareness  #cancersucks  #fightingcancer  #beatcancer  #cancersurvivor  #cancerfighter  #cancerwarrior  #findacure  #cancercare  #endcancer  #noonefightsalone  #cancersurvivors  #oncology  #caregiving  #caregiverlife 
I'm a blood cancer survivor. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD
I'm a cancer survivor. Stage 4 Lymphoma. I'm grateful for life after my diagnosis. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD #wearesurvivors #cancersurvivor
I'm a stage 4 blood cancer survivor. Life is amazing every moment. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD
I'm a blood cancer survivor. Life after diagnosis is meaningful & each moment a gift. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCDS #wearesurvivors #lls #llsmwoy
I am a stage 4 lymphoma survivor. This is life after diagnosis. Grateful and every moment is meaningful. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD #wearesurvivors #lls
I'm a stage 4 lymphoma survivor. #NCDS #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD #wearesurvivors #lls #llsmwoy #cancersurvivor
I am a stage four blood cancer survivor. #LIFEAFTERDIAGNOSIS #NCSD #wearesurvivors #lls #llsmwoy #cancersurvivor
National Cancer Survivors Day!
I’m Still in the Thick of Things!
Surviving? Thriving?Possibilities?
Inevitabilities?Feeling So Good?
Hurting So Bad?
I Still Have Cancer,But Cancer Does Not Have Me!
But Right Now,In This Moment, For Today I’m Living!I’m Alive! And It’s Wonderful 🎂❤️🍑🥊😍#fuckcancer#chemohairdontcare #pnw#cancersucks#notapitypattyparty#Controlwhatyoucancontrol #seattlebaker#badassbaker #localgirl#pattybakesstrong #uwmedicine #uterinecancer #iwearpeachforme #peachforacure #nationalcancersurvivorsday#lifeafterdiagnosis#noonefightsalone#peachsoulsisters
National Cancer Survivors Day! I’m Still in the Thick of Things! Surviving? Thriving?Possibilities? Inevitabilities?Feeling So Good? Hurting So Bad? I Still Have Cancer,But Cancer Does Not Have Me! But Right Now,In This Moment, For Today I’m Living!I’m Alive! And It’s Wonderful 🎂❤️🍑🥊😍#fuckcancer #chemohairdontcare  #pnw #cancersucks #notapitypattyparty #Controlwhatyoucancontrol  #seattlebaker #badassbaker  #localgirl #pattybakesstrong  #uwmedicine  #uterinecancer  #iwearpeachforme  #peachforacure  #nationalcancersurvivorsday #lifeafterdiagnosis #noonefightsalone #peachsoulsisters 
Today is your day, cancer survivors (and thrivers, and metavivors, and warriors)! It's a day to celebrate life and inspire those who are currently fighting The Big C. On June 30th I will celebrate again ...14 years cancer free!! #nationalcancersurvivorsday #ncsd #lifeafterdiagnosis #survivor #fuckcancer #toughertogether #plussizeathlete #plussizerunner #plussizecrossfitter #fitfam #bodypositive #bodypositivity #selflove
Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay and I've seen some awful before and after pics. Decided to buck the trend and remind myself of the positive aspects of this crap! So, before is just our second Sunday out here in the bay! Thrilled to have found our Bengals people and ready for an awesome season, but our new lives as well. 
The pic to the right is recent and more than 2.5 years later! I look happy in both, and I was. However the girl to the right is a different human. Everyday sucks and I'm sick of hurting, but I'm also still here. I'm kinder, more open, new priorities, etc. But, instead of dwelling on the shitty, I'm ready to be happy and fun again! Plus, I'm a big fan of the new hair. Lol. 
Here's to many, many more years celebrating this day!
Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay  and I've seen some awful before and after pics. Decided to buck the trend and remind myself of the positive aspects of this crap! So, before is just our second Sunday out here in the bay! Thrilled to have found our Bengals people and ready for an awesome season, but our new lives as well. The pic to the right is recent and more than 2.5 years later! I look happy in both, and I was. However the girl to the right is a different human. Everyday sucks and I'm sick of hurting, but I'm also still here. I'm kinder, more open, new priorities, etc. But, instead of dwelling on the shitty, I'm ready to be happy and fun again! Plus, I'm a big fan of the new hair. Lol. Here's to many, many more years celebrating this day!
Happy national cancer SURVIVOR day to all my cancer peeps on insta!! Thank you to each and every one of you who have inspired me through my journey and have shared your personal stories with me. 
Shout out to @alexawhittle for being my online cancer buddy throughout it all!! Happy survivors day...we did it!! 😅💜 #HodgkinsLymphoma #Stage3 #BloodCancer #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay #NCDS #HappyAsHell #Remission #2Years #Wearesurvivors #LifeAfterDiagnosis #LookGoodFeelBetter 
@ihadcancer @weare.survivors @lgfbcanada
Happy national cancer SURVIVOR day to all my cancer peeps on insta!! Thank you to each and every one of you who have inspired me through my journey and have shared your personal stories with me. Shout out to @alexawhittle for being my online cancer buddy throughout it all!! Happy survivors day...we did it!! 😅💜 #HodgkinsLymphoma  #Stage3  #BloodCancer  #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay  #NCDS  #HappyAsHell  #Remission  #2Years  #Wearesurvivors  #LifeAfterDiagnosis  #LookGoodFeelBetter  @ihadcancer @weare.survivors @lgfbcanada
It is not the mountian we conquer but ourselves. || Edmund Hillary. .
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So #grateful to still be here learning and growing while #livingwithcancer.
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#nationalcancersurvivorsday #lifeafterdiagnosis #findacure #growthroughwhatyougothrough #growth #practicingpatience #selfloveisntselfish #weareallstilllearning
Estoy  muy agradecida con Dios de ser oficialmente desde hace 4 meses una sobreviviente de cancer de endometrio,quiero decirte a ti que estás en este proceso,que eres valiente  por hacerle frente a la enfermedad,  es una prueba de vida difícil sin tregua,pero cuando termine,habrás crecido,aprendido y descubrirás que eres mucho más fuerte de lo que nunca imaginaste,
Saca de tu vida todoo lo que no te haga sentir cómodo o feliz,quédate con lo que te de paz,trata,(se que no siempre se puede )pero mantén una buena actitud hacia la enfermedad y hacia los que tienes a tu lado,ellos seran tu motor,tu fuerza,o busca tu "motivo"para luchar con todas tus fuerzas y todo tu coraje porque es lo que necesitarás durante el proceso.te deseo muchas bendiciones durante el proceso y ten la seguridad que hay vida después del cancer.#avivir❤️ #LifeAfterDiagnosis #NCDS #NationalCancerSurvivorDay #endometrialcancerawareness #notallcancerispink #cancersurvivor #cancerwoman #peachribbon #peachsisters#endometrialcancer #sitienesovarios#nohairdontcare #hairgrowth #chemohair
Estoy muy agradecida con Dios de ser oficialmente desde hace 4 meses una sobreviviente de cancer de endometrio,quiero decirte a ti que estás en este proceso,que eres valiente por hacerle frente a la enfermedad, es una prueba de vida difícil sin tregua,pero cuando termine,habrás crecido,aprendido y descubrirás que eres mucho más fuerte de lo que nunca imaginaste, Saca de tu vida todoo lo que no te haga sentir cómodo o feliz,quédate con lo que te de paz,trata,(se que no siempre se puede )pero mantén una buena actitud hacia la enfermedad y hacia los que tienes a tu lado,ellos seran tu motor,tu fuerza,o busca tu "motivo"para luchar con todas tus fuerzas y todo tu coraje porque es lo que necesitarás durante el proceso.te deseo muchas bendiciones durante el proceso y ten la seguridad que hay vida después del cancer.#avivir ❤️ #LifeAfterDiagnosis  #NCDS  #NationalCancerSurvivorDay  #endometrialcancerawareness  #notallcancerispink  #cancersurvivor  #cancerwoman  #peachribbon  #peachsisters #endometrialcancer  #sitienesovarios #nohairdontcare  #hairgrowth  #chemohair 
#nationalcancersurvivorsday 
One year after cancer ...
I really have no words other than to say
I'm surviving. 
#NCSD
Somewhere between what she had already survived, and who she was becoming was exactly where she was meant to be. At some point in YOUR #cancerdiagnosis you start to love and #embrace your #journey. #EMBRACE THE CHANGES and accept your “new normal” and that looks and will be different for everyone.  #cancer is a curse and a #blessing all at the same time. -
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#cancersucks but it brought me you guys 💕 - not photoed @soharafreeman -
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So please if you know anyone fighting the deadly beast show them some extra love today 🖕🏿🎗 #alldayeverday 
#lifeafterdiagnosis #lifewithcancer #somuchlove #fuckcancer #imacervivor #butitbroughtmetoyou #cervicalcancer #happynationalcancersurvivorsday #cancersurvivor #survivor
Somewhere between what she had already survived, and who she was becoming was exactly where she was meant to be. At some point in YOUR #cancerdiagnosis  you start to love and #embrace  your #journey . #EMBRACE  THE CHANGES and accept your “new normal” and that looks and will be different for everyone. #cancer  is a curse and a #blessing  all at the same time. - — #cancersucks  but it brought me you guys 💕 - not photoed @soharafreeman - - So please if you know anyone fighting the deadly beast show them some extra love today 🖕🏿🎗 #alldayeverday  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #lifewithcancer  #somuchlove  #fuckcancer  #imacervivor  #butitbroughtmetoyou  #cervicalcancer  #happynationalcancersurvivorsday  #cancersurvivor  #survivor 
I didnt even know this was a day lol But I figured I would post my before and after. Let me just say no cancer is easy. They all suck. It changed my life forever and I will be on medication for the rest of my life. And every six months blood tests and year a scan but I am alive and kicking. So happy #nationalcancersurvivorday #Ihadcancer #Survivor #cancerfree  #lifeafterdiagnosis #thyroidcancer #fuckcancer #cancersucks
Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay .
Prior to my Leukemia diagnosis , I already identified with the term “Survivor” with regards to other aspects in my life and I proudly add #CancerSurvivor to that list.
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I’m technically not cured until I have reached five years in remission (some say 10) but I do know that I survived the shocking blow of being told I had a 50% chance of making it out alive when I was first diagnosed with cancer.
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I also survived an intensive eight-month chemotherapy regimen complete with invasive and painful procedures even though there were a couple of times my life was on the line and I was unsure of the future. .
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I have survived the eight months of maintenance chemotherapy I have received even though the monthly steroids, infusions and pills are making me extremely ill. I still have 18 more months of it and am confident I will survive those months as well.
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And I am surviving the anxiety, depression and PTSD that I’ve been experiencing ever since I went into remission. .
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I am sending all my love to my fellow Cancer Survivors. Your stories kept me going throughout my journey.
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To all the patients who are still battling this disease: You have survived more than a lot of people will in their lifetime. Keep up the fight! I know you can do it.
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To the caregivers and loved ones who are supporting their loved ones through their cancer journeys: You are our beloved co-Survivors. None of our successes would be possible without you. Thank you!
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And to all who courageously fought their battles and were taken from us too soon: You, too, survived the harshest realities and inspired so many of us to continue the fight to finally find a cure. Your courage and strength up until the last minute was nothing short of inspirational. I will fight and advocate in honor of you. 💕
Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay  . Prior to my Leukemia diagnosis , I already identified with the term “Survivor” with regards to other aspects in my life and I proudly add #CancerSurvivor  to that list. . I’m technically not cured until I have reached five years in remission (some say 10) but I do know that I survived the shocking blow of being told I had a 50% chance of making it out alive when I was first diagnosed with cancer. . I also survived an intensive eight-month chemotherapy regimen complete with invasive and painful procedures even though there were a couple of times my life was on the line and I was unsure of the future. . . I have survived the eight months of maintenance chemotherapy I have received even though the monthly steroids, infusions and pills are making me extremely ill. I still have 18 more months of it and am confident I will survive those months as well. . And I am surviving the anxiety, depression and PTSD that I’ve been experiencing ever since I went into remission. . . I am sending all my love to my fellow Cancer Survivors. Your stories kept me going throughout my journey. . To all the patients who are still battling this disease: You have survived more than a lot of people will in their lifetime. Keep up the fight! I know you can do it. . To the caregivers and loved ones who are supporting their loved ones through their cancer journeys: You are our beloved co-Survivors. None of our successes would be possible without you. Thank you! . And to all who courageously fought their battles and were taken from us too soon: You, too, survived the harshest realities and inspired so many of us to continue the fight to finally find a cure. Your courage and strength up until the last minute was nothing short of inspirational. I will fight and advocate in honor of you. 💕
It’s #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay! Cancer #SUCKS but cancer survivors are #Badass. Cheers to all of the badasses out there 🍻 May your scans be clear, your hair grow fast, and you live life without fear. #FuckCancer #HodgkinsLymphoma #DiemStrong #CancerSurvivor #AYACancer #BaldAndBoujee #ShortHairDontCare #StupidCancer #lifeafterdiagnosis
Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay. Today we celebrate the people who have overcome #cancer, we inspire those who are currently facing it, and we honor those who have passed. #LifeAfterDiagnosis #NCSD #survivor #breastcancer #cancersucks #rockettes #dancer
The 1st picture was taken May 2017 when I was going through treatment & the next picture was taken today. #LifeAfterDiagnosis #NCDS #tnbcsurvivor Chemotherapy is brutal, it took my hair, (cancer took my breasts), my strength, it pretty much kills everything in your body without killing you. My hair is growing back 😊, my joints hurt every day but I’ve learned to deal with the pain, I’m alive and that’s all that really matters. I never thought I’d say the words “I’m a survivor”.
#nationalcancersurvivorsday
The 1st picture was taken May 2017 when I was going through treatment & the next picture was taken today. #LifeAfterDiagnosis  #NCDS  #tnbcsurvivor  Chemotherapy is brutal, it took my hair, (cancer took my breasts), my strength, it pretty much kills everything in your body without killing you. My hair is growing back 😊, my joints hurt every day but I’ve learned to deal with the pain, I’m alive and that’s all that really matters. I never thought I’d say the words “I’m a survivor”. #nationalcancersurvivorsday 
Swipe ⬅️ for before & after. F*** Cancer! The 2nd pic is my first day of chemo. Praise the Lord I am now Cancer Free. The 3rd pic is out farming today with Raygen! Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay. Today we celebrate the people who have overcome #cancer, inspire those who are currently facing it, and honor those who have passed. Every single experience with cancer that is shared here is a source of strength for someone else. If you have a before and after cancer picture to share today, use the hashtag #LifeAfterDiagnosis and #NCDS and tag us @ihadcancer for a chance to be featured on our page!
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#choriocarcinoma #trophoblasticdisease #molarpregnancy #ihadcancer  #gestationaltrophoblasticdisease #twinmolarpregnancy #completetwinmolar #CRUSHCancer #IAmAnElk
Swipe ⬅️ for before & after. F*** Cancer! The 2nd pic is my first day of chemo. Praise the Lord I am now Cancer Free. The 3rd pic is out farming today with Raygen! Today is #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay . Today we celebrate the people who have overcome #cancer , inspire those who are currently facing it, and honor those who have passed. Every single experience with cancer that is shared here is a source of strength for someone else. If you have a before and after cancer picture to share today, use the hashtag #LifeAfterDiagnosis  and #NCDS  and tag us @ihadcancer for a chance to be featured on our page! . . #choriocarcinoma  #trophoblasticdisease  #molarpregnancy  #ihadcancer  #gestationaltrophoblasticdisease  #twinmolarpregnancy  #completetwinmolar  #CRUSHCancer  #IAmAnElk 
Thrive || Find what helps you to keep moving forward despite, in my case, difficult circumstances. There is almost a one year time difference from the photo on the left (2017) and photo on the right (2018). It's difficult for me to revisit that time in my life but I know that whenever I do, I grow just a little bit taller. So on this #nationalcancersurvivorsday, I pray for the survivors and thrivers living #lifeaftercancer and #lifewithcancer, those newly diagnosed living #LifeAfterDiagnosis, and those who gave of themselves to give us another day. The future is uncertain but it is bright because #godsgotthis. 💗 #miraclesdohappen 💗 #breastcancersurvivor 💗
Thrive || Find what helps you to keep moving forward despite, in my case, difficult circumstances. There is almost a one year time difference from the photo on the left (2017) and photo on the right (2018). It's difficult for me to revisit that time in my life but I know that whenever I do, I grow just a little bit taller. So on this #nationalcancersurvivorsday , I pray for the survivors and thrivers living #lifeaftercancer  and #lifewithcancer , those newly diagnosed living #LifeAfterDiagnosis , and those who gave of themselves to give us another day. The future is uncertain but it is bright because #godsgotthis . 💗 #miraclesdohappen  💗 #breastcancersurvivor  💗
Before, during, and after #BreastCancer! 
@ihadcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis #ncsd #nationalcancersurvivorsday #Survivor
Well, these are my befores and afters. From 2 days before my mastectomy to the first day of chemotherapy and thru every incarnation of hair loss. And then my favorite post reconstruction pics. Looking back thru all the memories of the past 2 years has been a great way for me to honor this day, and has made me pretty proud of how far I've come. Still have quite a ways to go, BUT I'M STILL HERE. 👍🏻❤️Next weekend, my partner and I will be heading to Pittsburgh for the Young Survival Coalition Regional Symposium. I'm finally ready to connect with other survivors and take part in the community, I've been cheating myself of this for far too long. I am so looking forward to making new friends and taking more steps in my healing process. .
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@ihadcancer 
#NCSD #nationalcancersurvivorsday #fuckcancer #lifeafterdiagnosis #doublemastectomy #yestheyrefaketherealonestriedtokillme #youngbreastcancer #scarsaresexy #bodypositivity #wcphotome
Well, these are my befores and afters. From 2 days before my mastectomy to the first day of chemotherapy and thru every incarnation of hair loss. And then my favorite post reconstruction pics. Looking back thru all the memories of the past 2 years has been a great way for me to honor this day, and has made me pretty proud of how far I've come. Still have quite a ways to go, BUT I'M STILL HERE. 👍🏻❤️Next weekend, my partner and I will be heading to Pittsburgh for the Young Survival Coalition Regional Symposium. I'm finally ready to connect with other survivors and take part in the community, I've been cheating myself of this for far too long. I am so looking forward to making new friends and taking more steps in my healing process. . . . . . . . . . . @ihadcancer #NCSD  #nationalcancersurvivorsday  #fuckcancer  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #doublemastectomy  #yestheyrefaketherealonestriedtokillme  #youngbreastcancer  #scarsaresexy  #bodypositivity  #wcphotome 
@ihadcancer.com #LifeAfterDiagnosis
It’s #nationalcancersurvivorsday and it’s been a long road these past 4 years. Left was taken at my last chemo and right taken yesterday. Thanks to everyone who’s supported me along this crazy journey and love to all who continue to fight. #carly2conquercancer #winniethepouch #fuckcancer #ihadcancer #stupidcancer #vulvarcancer #stage3cancer #cancerwarrior #cancersucks #cancersurvivor #bccancer #bccanceragency #vancity #vancouver #lifeafterdiagnosis #ncds #thenandnow #cancer #cancerawareness #su2c #standuptocancer
It’s #nationalcancersurvivorsday  and it’s been a long road these past 4 years. Left was taken at my last chemo and right taken yesterday. Thanks to everyone who’s supported me along this crazy journey and love to all who continue to fight. #carly2conquercancer  #winniethepouch  #fuckcancer  #ihadcancer  #stupidcancer  #vulvarcancer  #stage3cancer  #cancerwarrior  #cancersucks  #cancersurvivor  #bccancer  #bccanceragency  #vancity  #vancouver  #lifeafterdiagnosis  #ncds  #thenandnow  #cancer  #cancerawareness  #su2c  #standuptocancer 
We are all survivors  of something....
#nationalcancersurvivorsday #lifeafterdiagnosis