Donna Koren

First post: Aug 18, 2018 Latest post: Oct 29, 2023
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." In August 2018, I was diagnosed with a recurrence in my T10 vertebra; and since then, more stuff has happened; details in the posts, below. Treatments are working, to some extent; and we're hopeful, even with the "Stage IV" terminology in play. I've been living with cancer for five years, and I'm ok. 

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 my  personal email account:   

And I love texts; feel welcome to contact me by phone  (763-300-7391) .


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