Blown Away

Waking up this morning I was truly blown away by the heartfelt messages everyone has been sending.  The amount of support I have received overwhelmed me to the point of tears.  I have spent the past morning and afternoon reading through the messages from family, friends, and even complete strangers.  I want you to know …

Medical Update 1: 5 Days Until 11 Years – finding out I have cancer

My doctor has a tell when she has bad news. She will start telling stories to help calm down the mood, but in reality it elongates the anxiety. A couple weeks into my first visit back from Indonesia, I had my annual MRI appointment at Dana Farber. As my doctor was talking, my heart was pounding, and I could tell my mom was uneasy. A few minutes later my doctor told us the bad news: There has been significant tumor growth in the area of my brain where I had my previous tumor removed 11 years ago.