On May 12, 1990, our 4th Anniversary, we received the news that Darrell, my husband, had colon cancer. So the journey began…….
That was going to be the opening line to the book I had planned on writing someday about my first introduction to the world of cancer. But I chose instead to live every minute of time I had with my husband to it’s fullest limit.
Sadly, on September 6, 2015, we finally lost the battle to cancer, twenty-five years later. During the last months of life flights, tests, surgeries and hospital stays, I stared out windows of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at Salt Lake City thinking that I should be journaling this journey once again.
I have decided to finally put into words the struggles, joys, lows and knowledge I gained from it all. It won’t be in the order of how it all happened, there will be humor and tears and I must warn you now, there will be talk of miracles.
Over all, I simply hope to share some of the incredible things that happened along the way. In letting you look into the trials and tribulations of living with cancer, I hope you get some treasured nugget of hope, encouragement or knowledge of what this disease is like.
Feel free to ask questions. Don’t be shy. I’m happy to share…..