ThriveWell Against Cancer

As women of a certain age, we’ve all been there. The time between our annual mammogram and waiting on the results can be excruciating long, especially for those of us who have a family history of breast cancer. We wait. We worry. We pray. And for the majority of women, the result of their mammogram screening is negative for cancer. And for others, it is not. This starts the emotional roller coaster ride of being a cancer patient. It’s the label that no one wants and after the initial shock and realization of their new reality, most wonder where to turn in the journey to fight … [Read more...]

For Liz

My sister died one year ago today. She had a very aggressive form of breast cancer: triple negative. I miss her every single day. The only good thing about cancer is that you can say goodbye. My Daddy died from cancer in 1996 so my family knew all too well what to expect when Liz was diagnosed. And, when she neared the end of her life, our world stopped for six days as we went to the hospital to be by her side. Together, we cried, laughed and prayed. Just the way she wanted it to be. It is not only a privilege to be with someone when they are preparing to be with God, it is a … [Read more...]

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