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I Am a Childhood Cancer Survivor Forty Years. It is Never "Over."

September 4th is right around the corner. It is Childhood cancer awareness day. 41 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkins. I was 7 years old. 386 more words


Hit by the School Bus

I love being a high school teacher.  I received my Masters in School Counseling.  After a brief stint covering for our counselor on maternity leave, I realized how much I actually still love teaching and being around the kids.  565 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Feeling Below Average

I was asked the other day how I was feeling now … Post surgery/cancer diagnosis/treatment … As I had a chance to think about it we came up with a scale, it started at excellent, no … above average, no … average, no … As I thought about it I had to say below average. 301 more words


Going Through a Tough Personal Crisis? Learn How to Overcome and Navigate Your Career at the Same Time

I’m thrilled to have my first article published on Career Contessa and to be a #ContessaMovement Ambassador. If you are unfamiliar with their mission, they are a site devoted to “honest conversations by real women about work and life — to help you achieve fulfillment and balance in both.” Career Contessa is my go-to for inspiring career profiles and where I turn when I need help navigating the next steps in my career. 1,031 more words


All about going hyperthyroid after a thyroidectomy

3 month post-op update

I had a video that I just tried to re-upload but it kept freezing so here we go:

Being hyperthyroid and trying to bounce back from Celiac at the same time is really difficult. 369 more words


Six Weeks Later...

After a couple of weeks including the days after my operation, I was able to go back to work. My stitches were already removed and the only trouble that I was having was this very low tone or pitch with my voice. 603 more words

Battling Cancer

Cancer is like a fingerprint… No one has the same one.

I am in the beginning stages of my cancer journey and I have found out that everyone’s cancer journey is like a fingerprint, no one has the same one. 260 more words