Donna Koren | CaringBridge

8/22. No idea where to look when taking a selfie

Donna Koren

First post: Aug 18, 2018 Latest post: 5 hours ago
Welcome to my CaringBridge website! I  will use it to keep family and friends updated in one place, as a group. It's not so much medical updates at this point - hopefully that continues! - I'm more working to frame it as reflecting growing health. I love writing it; and I hope that I'm adding a laugh, or something interesting, helpful,  or comforting, to your day.  

Fuller explanation of my medical situation is reflected in my first post at the beginning of the blog, downthread;  and I update from there with new, significant  information as I get it. The short of it is that I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in 2015, and was treated until I had "no evidence of disease." This August, I was diagnosed with a recurrence in my T10 vertabrae, and am being treated *more.* So far, the tumor, my body, is responding well to treatment; and we're hopeful, even with the "Stage IV" terminology in play.

I know that although I have all of this new, free time, you don't. And reading a blog like this can take emotional energy as well as actual time. It's not a small thing to sign on to someone's cancer-triggered blog, no matter how it's "framed." So, I deeply appreciate any reading/writing that you do to accompany me in this way.

I welcome all of your comments and heart clicks here on CaringBridge. Let's  email for longer conversations, individually, through either of my email accounts, both of which I'm on every day (multiple times.. :-)  :

donnajgkoren@gmail.com   and/or 

donna.koren@state.mn.us

And I love texts; I actually use my phone with my big "S" screen, now that I have one! 763-300-7391 (tel:763-300-7391) 

Love,
Donna

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