Surviving Cancer : finding peace 

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.  I feel like a broken record, especially when I’m asked the question “how do you  feel”? Now, don’t take it the wrong way I am extremely grateful to be alive, look normal physically and being able to work again. Is there a significant difference compared…

Surviving Cancer: love and  relationships 

A year into the journey of life after cancer, and I think it’s safe to say I’m still in the premature phase. I have learned so much about myself; my strength, my worth, and  my heart. As a result I’ve had to change some things about myself. Guess it’s safe to say that with growth…

Surviving Cancer: The Acceptance 

I am definitely not as consumed with the changes I have endured to my lifestyle as I was a few months ago. Although I have not completely adjusted to the changes,  I feel my acceptance level has increased. I can tell because my attitude is much more positive.  When I was first diagnosed, I worried…

Surviving Cancer: The Journey Continues

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything”!  I made a promise to myself, that I will travel a lot more this time around. While sick and on “house arrest” aka recovery- I didn’t have enough memories that brought joy to me. Memories that transformed my atmosphere, you know the…

Surviving Cancer: The Journey continues 

“Happiness can be found in the Darkest of times, only when one chooses to turn to the light” I get it, my surgical team did their job, they removed the cancer, designed an obturator that helped me to keep my features and be able to communicate with speech. But damn it, they missed a few…

Surviving Cancer: the journey continues

“The eyes are useless when the mind is Blind”  The biggest challenge in my healing and survival stage is to keep an open mind and focus on understanding my purpose. Overcoming the feeling of giving up when bad days become overwhelming, and keeping a smile, while battling to maintain my sanity.  Waking up to a…

Surviving Cancer: the journey continues

“Learn to identify the many Blessings in your life & be Grateful”. Oh how time flies! It’s almost two months since my last radiation treatment. I have since gone back to my work duties as a restaurant manager, travelled to the BVI to visit my best friend Jenese and to Disney world with my baby…

Surviving Life after Cancer: The Journey Continues 

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were big things”.  Radiation is over and man was I excited to walk into the treatment room for that one last time. It was the first time in life though weak and fatigued did I feel such strength and victory. This…

Post Surgery: the Journey Continues

“The root of joy is Gratefulness”It’s the end of radiation therapy and what a frustrating and painful cycle. The last month and half has probably been the worst part of this journey thus far.  Every side effect described to me in my initial consultation was experienced throughout this process, it just kept getting worst. I’ve…

 Post Surgery: The Journey Continues

“Life is 10% of what happens to us & 90% of how we react”. Everyday I’m one step closer to getting healthy again and there’s the constant reminder to self that the pain is only temporary. My stick therapy is going great but still very stressful and frustrating. Going outside makes it very painful because…