Breast Cancer Chronicle #1: Diagnosis.

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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Northwest Edutainer Rebecca P. Murray delivers high-energy virtual and live programs to those ready to become confident, creative, and compelling leaders and team players. Through her work as a communication trainer, entertaining emcee, and character comedian, she makes room for others to share the stage and showcase their shine to the world. The stage is Rebecca's playground. She'll go to almost any length to make learning fun and memorable.