Category Archives: Blessings

Seven Year Survivor

Every October brings back thoughts of my journey through breast cancer–not because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because it is the month my surgery took place. That seems so long ago and far away now. When I was … Continue reading

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Race for the Cure: Five Years Cancer-Free

I raced in the Komen Race for the Cure in Portland, Oregon on September 20th–celebrating five years cancer-free. It feels good! Lots of others out celebrating and supporting friends, family members, and others. It was a great day! Five years … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Mammogram Call-back

The Dreaded Mammogram Call-back: Learning to trust God, no matter what. Continue reading

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Update: Life Goes On

Life goes on, and cancer recedes into the distance. Continue reading

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A Dream

In my dream I was at a writers’ conference (probably Oregon Christian Writers). I walked into a class and sat down, only to suddenly remember that we had an assignment due. “Write down your favorite Bible verse and tell why … Continue reading

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Six Month Check-up

Last time I saw my oncologist was on a warm, sunny day—or at least it should have been, being in July. I don’t really remember. Last Friday I was scheduled to see him again. Because the only opening that worked … Continue reading

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Normal

Normal. It has such a nice ring to it. “Your recent mammogram was normal,” the letter from my health provider stated. I read the sentence a couple more times to make sure I got it right. Normal. How comforting, how … Continue reading

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Looking Perfect

Looking perfect? What does that mean to me after cancer surgery and radiation? Continue reading

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Moving On

The week after radiation ended, I took a business trip to San Antonio. During treatment, I had been concerned that I would be fatigued and unable to fully participate in the training. That was not the case. Much to my delight … Continue reading

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Christmas Thoughts

Even with cancer, the coming of Christmas brings a joy and peace I don’t deserve. Continue reading

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