Below is the first video I shared following my breast cancer diagnosis in October 2021.
The bad news came only days after my 30th wedding anniversary. “Happy anniversary…you’ve got cancer!”
I was in shock, of course. But quickly bounced out of it to gather information.
Over the next six weeks, I met with four different doctors, had scores of appointments and tests, and went through tremendous ups and downs as I searched for a decision that made sense.
I shared a video about what I’d learned with an appreciative online audience each week. I felt less alone and became dedicated to the process.
A good friend, Sheryl Roush, suggested calling the series “The Breast Cancer Chronicles,” and the brilliant name stuck.
I was overwhelmed by how many shared their personal stories of their own cancer journies or those of a mother, wife, or sister. Others reported they had a mammogram after years of putting it off. A community was born.
At the end of the 9-month ordeal, I was in a state of pure gratitude.
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