When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I thought my world had ended. I think back to the young woman lying on the cold table, undergoing a breast biopsy, sobbing into her hospital gown. I was afraid I was going to die. When I received my metastatic diagnosis several weeks later, I wandered around … Continue reading Will It Get Better?
On Episode 5 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, we talk with Radiant Racheli Alkobey, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 21, during her senior year of college. After her diagnosis, she started video blogging under the handle Radiant Racheli and recorded her entire diagnosis and treatment journey in it's most raw … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 5: Racheli Alkobey
Over the summer, Christian and I attended a beautiful wedding- the first trip we were able to take alone together both since my breast cancer diagnosis and since Felix was born. As we sat in the dappled afternoon sun, listening to the voices of two of our close friends pledging their vows to each other, … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health
Episode 4 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features Robin Browne. Robin is 31 years old, a stage IV breast cancer survivor, and a regular contributor to Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website. She's also the cohost of the podcast “That’s the Spirit” and is fascinated by all things spooky and dark. She has one … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 4: Robin Browne
On Episode 2 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, I talk with Justin Birckbichler. Justin is a men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of the advocacy website A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. From being diagnosed in November 2016 at the age of 25, to finishing chemo in January 2017, to being cleared in … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 2: Justin Birckbichler
Welcome back to the Intersection of Cancer and Life! Here are the show notes for Episode 1: Nora McMahon. Nora was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 39 years old in March of 2015. After undergoing a hysterectomy, oophorectomy and debulking surgery, she enduendured four months of aggressive chemo. Nora founded Cancer Grad, an online platform for young … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 1: Nora McMahon
Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast about what happens when cancer, and life, put you on the road you never expected to travel. On this podcast, I talk to survivors, thrivers, and supporters about what life really looks like with cancer - the good, the difficult, and sometimes the really ridiculous. … Continue reading Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!
Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. However, for me, every day since November 28, 2017, has been metastatic breast cancer awareness day. Each day, I live with metastatic breast cancer, and it permeates almost everything I do, from medication timing to dietary restrictions, to talk of medical bills to future vacations and … Continue reading Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast that talks about the lives we rebuild after a cancer diagnosis. It's not the road we ever expected, but it's one hell of a journey. This podcast has been many, many months in the works, and I am so incredibly excited to finally share it with the … Continue reading Announcing…
It's been five weeks since my hysterectomy, and I can still say that my recovery has been much better than expected. I have had no complications up to this point, and physically, I don't really feel like I just had surgery. I was surprised at how minimally invasive the laparoscopic surgery really was, and my … Continue reading Final Notes on My Hysterectomy