Mar 28, 2021 Latest post:
Apr 12, 2021
My cancer experience started in 2017 when my colon ruptured at work. I survived sepsis and was in a coma foe 3 weeks. When I woke up, my life changed forever. I ended up with an ostomy and had to spend time in rehab relearning how to walk and eat. I was not formally diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer until almost a year later when I had to wean myself off painkillers for a surgery to reverse the ostomy. Days before the surgery I was in the emergency room begging my husband to kill me due to the pain. I never had the reversal as the cancer was discovered. I have been facing this disease for almost 3 years. I am on my third line of treatment- Lonsurf.
I am an educator, community advocate, mother of four and wife to Benjamin for 25 years. I am passionate about my family and my career and have been in an eternal battle with restoring my 200 year old home.