Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

The Trials and Tribulations of Bathing Suit Shopping

I ran across an article recently that described an ordeal I face every summer…the quest for a new bathing suit.  Now I know I might be speaking to young women out there and you may not relate to this experience … Continue reading

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Heart Scars

Scars.  We all have them.  Some of my scars are visible; the scar on my knee from the time when I fell off my bike in grade seven.  A little scar on my nose when my brother and I were … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Teacup

My husband’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when Charles was a teenager.  She underwent a radical mastectomy that affected the nerves in her arm and hand and she lost sensation and mobility enough that she was always afraid of … Continue reading

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The “Cool” Factor

In February we celebrated our first grandbaby’s third birthday!  We also celebrated the engagement of my son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law.  My husband and I went on a trip to Cuba and it was an adventure of  lifetime!  Being an Empty Nester … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (9)

Psalm 119: 67, 71, 92, and 93 I’ll run together to describe how God ministered to me through His Word as I battled Breast Cancer. “Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I obey your word….It was good … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (8)

God commands us to have joy in all our circumstances. Let’s look at Phil. 4:4…”Rejoice in the Lord always.” It does not say rejoice sometimes, or rejoice only when we feel like it, it says “rejoice in the Lord always.” … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (7)

Laughter is the best medicine! A man walks into the lingerie department of Sears and walks up to the woman behind the counter and whispers in embarrassment: “I want to buy a bra for my wife.” “What type of bra?” … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (6)

The day of my first chemo treatment my husband gave me a guardian angel figurine…this started me on my angel collection (that now numbers well over 50). I suppose word got around that I liked collecting angels and so many … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (5)

There was an initial reluctance in sharing with my church family (or anyone else) that I had cancer. I’m not entirely sure why I hesitated to be open about the diagnosis, perhaps it was a combination of fear and pride. … Continue reading

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Being a “Thriver” (4)

Things get real simple when one is faced with a cancer diagnosis. All of sudden all priorities in my life shifted. You realize that survival is the most important thing. But I was not the only one who received a … Continue reading

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