CANCER CHRONICLES

In January of 2009, as a 19 year old sophomore in college I was diagnosed with stage 3b metastatic melanoma.

I had a handful of surgeries and completed a year of interferon to treat this disease. I'm still cancer free! I celebrate my Cancerversary on February 26, my last day of treatment. Gifts are always welcome ;). Kidding. kinda

To be honest, I'm not quite sure how I want to go about this on my blog. It was and is still a big part of my life. BUT, as you can see, life goes on (thank goodness)!

 What I do know is that I want to open the door to cancer survivors, caregivers and friends/loved ones. PLEASE feel free to contact me anytime about anything cancer related. Dealing with treatment. Coping with life after treatment. Anxiety. How you can help someone who has cancer. ANYTHING! 

I was once told by a fellow patient  that one of the blessings of ever having cancer is being able to support other survivors on their journey. I want my blog to be a place of support and camaraderie for anyone affected by cancer. [Oh, and to look at a million photos of my kid while you're here.;)]

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7 comments:

  1. You are such an inspiration, Amanda :-)

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  2. I had cancer too, nothing as serious as you did so I am always VERY hesitant to talk about it. My cousin has reoccurring Leukemia and every few years the cancer comes back. So seeing that makes me think I didn't even HAVE cancer because what I went through pales in comparison! I am so glad you survived!!! <3 <3

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  3. I just encountered your blog and I love it! You are an inspiration to me! Just from this section on your blog alone I admire your strength and courage. You seem like such a strong woman and I am so glad I found your blog!! So excited to be a new follower of your blog. :D

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    1. Hi Alia! Thank you for such a sweet comment. Strong and courageous... I don't think I could name any more flattering compliments. I really appreciate that and I'm so happy to have you here.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your story. My son in law was diagnosed with 3C Melanoma about 9 weeks ago and is currently being treated at MD Anderson. Their son was just 6 weeks old when he was diagnosed and they have been in Houston for 9 weeks so far. He is almost finished with radiation and soon to start 3 kinds of chemo all at once. I pray we have great results like you!

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    1. Wow. I'm so sorry your son in law and family are having to go through this, especially with such a young child. He couldn't be at a better hospital and I'm more than confident in their abilities. I will pray for great results as well! Please pass along my contact information if you think your son in law may want to chat. :)

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