Oncology nurse turned cancer patient… a journey to survivorship.



10-8-16: In the social media age, I suppose everything gets an “official announcement”

So… well, here it is…

A few weeks ago, I was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. We are obviously numb and scared, and extremely shocked! I’ll soon begin chemo and radiation followed by surgery next year. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the love and support we’ve already been shown, and a huge shout out to my @kucancercenter family (both inpatient and outpatient). I literally have an army working tirelessly to make sure I have all the best people involved and this horrific process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible! It feels good to know the right people! I’ve been asked a thousand times why I got into oncology nursing and I always kind of explained that I wasn’t really seeking it out, but oncology found me- maybe now I know why.

Please pray along with me. Please pray for my kids that their lives stay as close to normal as possible. Please pray for my husband, who yet again has to be the glue that holds our little family together because my body decided to fail us. And please pray for our piece of mind as we adjust to our new normal.

And Camden – I don’t even know where to start, but I suppose our wedding song says it best “I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand by me”

Also- my new motto is “Here comes the sun”☀️! I was at my very lowest the day I had to do my staging scans, I was terrified it was everywhere- and as I laid in the MRI- the very first song was Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles (the second song was our wedding song!) I knew Someone was telling me all will be ok 🙏🏼💕

Anyways, don’t worry! I got this 💪🏼 I’m motivated and ready to kick cancer’s butt! 👈🏼