I was so happy to be home from the hospital. Sore, tired and trying to readjust to a new life normal with four drains coming out of my chest area where the mastectomies were... Click here to continue reading »
Tomorrow will be the big day. The house was cleaned, I got my fresh bed linens washed and made my famous marinara sauce and placed in the freezer. I made a trip to... Click here to continue reading »
“Well, I plan on being at the hospital tomorrow while you are having surgery..and I wanted to ask you what/ if anything I can do for you.” I couldn’t believe... Click here to continue reading »
Welcome to my Blog
Hi, thanks for visiting my website blog! My name is Lorie and I am a 4x cancer survivor.
This journey started in December of 1975 with my first cancer diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Disease, a malignant but often curable disease of lymphatic tissues causing painless enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. In the blog I will write about the diagnosis, treatments, and surgery of a young woman of 17 years old.
In 1980, I noticed a scaly, bleeding patch on my left arm. From the examination and punch biopsy of the lesion, my dermatologist was convinced it was Basal Cell Carcinoma. From 1980 to present, Basal Cell Carcinoma to Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I will blog about my experiences for the last 34 years of living with this ever present destructive disease called skin cancer.
More stories to tell by 2004, as doing a self-exam revealed my greatest fear Breast Cancer. I write about the experience from the moment of diagnosis, to surgery, losing my breasts and my thoughts of giving up. It has been the most difficult part of my cancer journey to write about.
Thank you. I hope that I can inspire anyone with a cancer diagnosis that it is not a death sentence. I don’t believe in statistics. I’m still here and so you will be.