Category: Donna's Cancer Story

Donna's Cancer Story: Surgery 4.0

This is the twenty-third of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. A professor of mine once described survey courses as akin to wearing roller skates... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: It's a Boy!

This is the twenty-second of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment.  This next month was a rough one.  When it rains, it pours and these... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: The North Pole

This is the twenty-first of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. I was eight months pregnant during this month, still working, and that was tough,... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Chemo 2.0

This is the twentieth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. Mary Tyler Dad and I were walking a fence this month, and at any moment we... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 3.0

This is the nineteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. Donna had another set of scans this month that showed  her tumor was back.  Another relapse. ... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Dance Class

This is the eighteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment.  Donna had her first post-surgical scan this month and it was clean.  Because of the IntraBeam... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Surgery 3.0

This is the seventeenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. I’ve used the word whiplash to describe life with Donna’s cancer before, but this... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 2.0

This is the sixteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. My Dad is very fond of saying, “Don’t worry about a thing, nothing will... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Back to Work

This is the fifteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment.  Life after cancer, though tenuous, was developing a rhythm.  We saw our home health... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Mother's Day

This is the fourteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. When you go through cancer treatment with your child, you meet some of the... Read more »