Sunday, October 18, 2009

The story of my life with Cancer......coming soon to a theater near you......KIDDING...coming soon to Mommas Soabpox...

I've been asked by several people in the past to share my story about being diagnosed with cancer.

How I found out, what treatment I had, how I handled it, etc....

It has been on my heart lately more than ever and after an email this morning I think I'm ready to share.... in some weird way I think I need to share.....

I want to have my story on paper for my children to have. I want to comfort even one person who is going through the same thing.....

I don't intend to provide medical information or medical advise to others. I am not a doctor (though I wouldn't mind the paycheck of one) I am a survivor.

I simply want to share "MY STORY".......

Share how being a mother to four children, running a family business with your husband, your only sister getting ready to give birth to her first child anyday and then finding out that you have a rare and agressive cancer has effected me and how I live my life.

How family and friends stepped in and helped in my time of need. How my Hunk proved to me over and over during this journey that he meant for better or worse when we said our vows. Yes, even when I was bald.

I plan to share a story that is very very personal and is very real to me. A story that has changed me forever.

I never knew it was possible to feel so terrible and live to tell about it. On the other hand......The tree's have never looked more beautiful, the sky never looked so blue and my family and friends have never seemed more important and cherished.

I'm changed forever..... and it's not all been bad....... I'm survivor!.....

Ciao Bellas~


  1. ♥ I for one can't wait to hear your story!!!

  2. Amen that to that sister! Love you!!

  3. I want to hear more from you. Thanks for emailing me. I was out of town for several days so I missed out on your contest.

  4. I didn't know you had cancer.
    I'm sure your story will prove to be an inspiration to us all!

  5. Dear Steph, even though I know alot of your story already I already have chills and tears of sadness and JOY now for you and can't wait to read it in YOUR own words that God has given you the gift to use. LOVE YA LOTS

  6. Thank you so much for your support! It really means a lot to me.....

  7. There is so much to read. I haven't read all of your blogs yet, but I will. Can't wait! Just wanted you to know that I signed up as a follower, (finally)!! Lol.

  8. Eva,

    So glad you made it back online girl! And I love followers on my blog, it's so exciting each time I see a new one pop up! It's the little things, isn't it?

  9. I just found this and can't wait to start reading about your journey!

  10. Oh great! Thank you Meghan. I'm glad you found it. It is something that is very important to me. Sometimes easy to write about sometimes more difficult. The one thing it always is is honest. My hope is that it touches and/or helps one person who is going through cancer or knows someone who is.

    So glad you are reading......

  11. Congrats on being a survivor! I am sure I will be back reading the rest of your story :)