Sounds like a 12-step program, huh? Being diagnosed with cancer has changed my life. It's been an incredible journey and it's not nearly over yet. Not even close. As a writer, I have a cathartic need to express myself when I am in trouble - so it's no surprise that I blog profusely about my cancer and my recovery. Here is a date-indexed list of my cancer and recovery blogs.
I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in August 2008. I had radical neck dissection surgery in September 2008 to remove the cancer from my lymph nodes and from my tonsils. Six weeks after surgery, in November 2008, I started chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Chemo and radiation ended in January 2009 and I have been in recovery ever since.
If you are a cancer patient and have found this page; take heart. You are not alone. We, all of us, need to stand together in the face of this disease.