All by Myself

All by Myself

Late 2019, I found a lump in my right breast.  I called my doctor, but we decided to wait until my yearly exam in February of 2020. Come February the lump felt bigger, but my doctor was not concerned about it and said to me “it doesn’t feel like cancer, so...
Unexpected Diagnosis

Unexpected Diagnosis

One day when I was in my 20s, I noticed I had several purple blotches on my legs. I went to my primary care doctor. He took blood work and looked me over. I was driving out of the parking lot, when the doctor’s office called me on my cell phone and told me I needed to...
Cancer has no power over me

Cancer has no power over me

Thankfully, in many cases these days, a cancer diagnosis is not the death sentence it was in decades past. Achievements in early screening, medications and procedures have saved thousands of lives, and I am of those Not once but twice. I was diagnosed with Burkitt...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned the hard way Seventeen years ago, Bob developed a pain along his rib cage that radiated into his back. He thought he had pulled a muscle or injured his back playing golf, a passion of his. “I thought it was a golfing injury and ignored it — for...
Be Tenacious

Be Tenacious

I was exposed to the unforgiving cancer world from an early age of 5 when my father was diagnosed with Hodgins, was treated and gone in 7 weeks from diagnosis at age 42.  Then over the years I watched as countless friends, neighbors, community members and additional...
Can’t Steal My Joy

Can’t Steal My Joy

My journey In early 2019, I found a lump in my left breast. I panicked. It came as out of nowhere. I quickly made an appointment and within a week I was getting a mammogram. My mammogram came back clear, but because there was an obvious lump I was referred to have an...